During the Christmas season, there is one more day, other than 25th December, which is very anxiously awaited. That is the day of baking cakes.
Since the baking has to be done on a large scale we get the cakes baked in a bakery.
There will be a long queue waiting for their turn to bake their cakes. So we have to book the date and token number in advance. This year our token number was 3, on last Saturday.
When we wait our turn inside the bakery we can learn a lot of tips on how others mix ingredients for their cake.
First, the workers mix the eggs, butter and sugar with a huge whipper. Then the mix is poured into a large wok. And the flour is mixed.
Now it is the turn of the customer to add his or her ingredients that give the customized, specialized or homemade flavour, taste and texture to the cakes.
Some add orange juice. Others add sugar syrup. Others add lemon rinds and so on.
When you see the ingredients, you feel like “oh my God! why didn’t I think of these ingredients. This would have given a special taste to my cakes. No problem, I will add next time”.
When we reached, the bakery, this time, the mixing process of token no. 1 was going on. The customer was coolly monitoring the mixing of the ingredients. When the Baker asked him to finally add his secret flavours the entire scenario changed.
He politely ordered them to divide the batter into three parts. And each part was put a different wok. Now he added pineapple essence in one part. In another, he added cocoa flavour and cocoa chips. The way he administered the measurement of ingredients, I was sure he was not an amateur. Someone whispered that he is a Chef at Hotel Siddharth.
When I talked to him, his name is Hansi Gomes, he said that the third flavour he prepared today was Meetha Paan Cake.
I was on the lookout for a Christmas special article. I knew Meetha Paan Cake would be the best Christmas gift for the readers of lifestyletodaynews.com.
I requested him to share the recipe for the website. He not only agreed to share the recipe but also gifted me one Meetha Paan Cake.
The cake was yummy and refreshing.
For those who were born and brought up in north India, meetha paan brings childhood memories. Meetha Paan, which was the served at the weddings in the past, has a nostalgic feeling.
If you had enjoyed chewing meetha pan, in your childhood, at wedding functions, you are surely going to like this cake.