Spongy dates halwa with strawberry syrup

Yummy dates halwa in a jiffy :-I

This recipe is a perfect example of how a cake could turn into a halwa.  😛 Though not as weird as a frog turning into a prince with a mere kiss  😀 , the result was least expected when I started baking. But surprise surprise, the outcome was way too yummy, so thot of uploading my disastrous trial which was met with thumps up by everyone who had it. This does imply that accidents could yield swee…t results after all.. 😉

An original cake recipe from my brother with small unintended tweaks, and what I got was a soft and spongy dates halwa. This is an easy to bake treat that requires very little prep. With no beating or careful folding required, this is an easy recipe that could be whipped up in no time and could be well accommodated into your busy schedule.

So treat your dear ones with this spongy dates halwa and enjoy seeing them savour every bite of it.

Spongy dates halwa recipe:

Prep time: 15 mins.; Cooking time: 30-35 mins.

Ingredients:
(Have taken 1 cup=250ml.)
* Dates de seeded – 250gms.
* All-purpose-flour – 1 cup
* Sugar – 1/2 cup
* Milk – 1 cup
* Oil – 1 cup
* Vinegar – 1/2 tsp.
* Baking soda – A pinch
* Salt – A pinch
* Strawberry syrup – For dressing

Method:

* Soak the dates in hot milk for 2 hrs.
* Blitz the soaked dates, milk and sugar in a mixer to a fine   purée.
* Transfer to a mixing bowl.
* Add oil to the date purée and combine.
* To this sieve in the flour, soda, salt and vinegar.
* Mix well till the batter gets free from lumps.
* Transfer to a greased and dusted baking tin.
* Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180C for 30-35 mins./ till a skewer inserted in the middle of the halwa comes out clean.
* De mould once the halwa comes to room temperature.
* Serve as it is or with a splash of strawberry syrup.

Recipe steps:

1. Soak the dates in hot milk for 2hrs.

Spongy dates halwa with strawberry syrupSpongy dates halwa with strawberry syrup
2. Blitz the dates, milk and sugar in a mixer to a fine purée.

Spongy dates halwa with strawberry syrupSpongy dates halwa with strawberry syrup
3. Transfer the purée to a bowl and add oil to it. Combine well.

Spongy dates halwa with strawberry syrup
4. Sieve in the flour, soda, salt and vinegar.

Spongy dates halwa with strawberry syrup
5. Mix till the batter is free from lumps.

Spongy dates halwa with strawberry syrupSpongy dates halwa with strawberry syrup
6. Pour the batter into a greased and dusted pan.

Spongy dates halwa with strawberry syrup
7. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180C for 30-35 mins./till a skewer inserted in the middle of the halwa comes out clean.

Spongy dates halwa with strawberry syrup
8. De mould once the halwa comes to room temperature.

Spongy dates halwa with strawberry syrup
9. Serve as it is or with a dressing of strawberry syrup. 

Spongy dates halwa with strawberry syrup

 

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