Thursday, December 13, 2012

Honeydew melon cake

I can't comprehend why I  felt bored even though I have chores and actitivities going on.  Maybe it's the day to day routine that crept in the boredom. My mind flew far away, pondering on how I can cut off the dull moment from bothering me.  I became restless, I needed to do something, I wanted an avenue to let go and generate a little excitement. The nearest option at home was cooking therapy.  I am quite good at savory dishes but not the same for baking. Baking is a challenging task for me.  Baking also requires patience and if you rush over, you will be dissapointed over the messed up outcome.  My inner feelings will be twisted and turned upside down if I have to listen to comments on how the cake didn't turn out quite right.

I chopped and incorporated the melon with the rest of the ingredients. I bake the cake for an hour to ensure  that the water content of the melon was completely absorbed. The cake turned out moist, dense and compact in texture.  I am not a fan of desserts and sweet stuff so each slice of the cake was welcomed by my colleagues and commented positively. Ahhhhh!!! I felt so good.  The whole process of baking the cake was an avenue to release my boredom and lifted me up during that moment. What will be next when I am bored?  Baking again or a getaway to a beautiful place?  I am keeping my options open for the time being. 

400g honey dew melon - remove skin and seeds and chopped
75g butter - melted
75g evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla essence 
2 eggs
75g sugar
125 all purpose flour
1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
Combine butter, milk and vanilla together. Keep aside.
Sift flour, baking powder and nutmeg.  Keep aside.
Cream eggs and sugar till light and fluffy.
Stir in butter milk mixture bit by bit inside.
Gently fold in sifted flour and chopped melon
Bake at 175C for 1 hour until the top is nice and brown and cake is set.
For a glossy finish, dust some icing sugar on top.

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  1. With cakes like this, I definitely think you should bake more often!

  2. pretty productive use of boredom! :)

  3. I haven't anything cooking with honeydrew melon. This is wonderful idea I love it.

  4. This is such a unique recipe. I have never heard of using honey dew melon in cakes. I would love to try this cake in summer.
    See how wonderful ideas pop in brain when you are bored.

  5. Something refreshing! I love honeydew and I think this is certainly going to be a hit with my tummy.


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