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Monday, January 30, 2012

Anniversary special ~ Vegan Lauki Chocolate Whole Wheat Quick Bread /cake

As mentioned in my earlier post about zucchini quick bread, I love veggies in cakes and breads. I use whole wheat King Arthur flour for my baking and love the wholesome and a slightly dense texture it lends to my cakes and loaves.
You need: for 1 small loaf
whole wheat flour - 1 cup
Bottle gourd - (grated) - 1 cup
Olive oil /sunflower oil - 1/3 cup
vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp ( upto 1 tsp is fine)
Cane Sugar - 1 cup (if using light brown sugar - 3/4 cup)
baking powder- 1/2 tsp
baking soda - 3/4 - 1 tsp
milk  or warm water - 3/4 cup
raisins - 1/4 cup (optional)
unsweetened chocolate powder - 3 tbsp

Procedure:
Mix in all the ingredients, grease a loaf pan
pour in the mixture and bake at 365 F for 35-40 minutes in the middle rack
Do the fork / tooth pick test and if it comes out clear take the pan out
cool for an hour before trying to take the loaf out of the pan
Serve with vanilla ice cream or as is!!

11 comments:

  1. Sudha..I am so going to try this as it does not require egg..looks so yummy:)

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  2. thanks nayana...i do not use egg in my cooking :)...do let me know how it turned out :)

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  3. looks so soft n moist...great recipe !!

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  4. The lauki cake looks so good, nice texture too, first time here, glad to be your follower, do drop by mine sometime..

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  5. This is my favorite..YUMMY

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  6. Wow!

    So many yummy vegan recipes in this blog.

    Thanks for sharing the recipes.

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  7. Wat a prefectly baked bread, looks absolutely stunning and incredible..

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  8. Great to know about your attempts at sustainable kitchen. You should also consider leaving milk and its byproducts for making it even more sustainable. More about it - http://sejswhirlpool.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/why-vegan/

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  9. hi Sejal
    thank you for the visit and your comment...my process of going vegan is on the way..hope to be there soon..the milk option in the recipe was for friends who used it :)

    take care and do keep stopping by

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  10. You made this of lauki?? seriously! you surprise me.. Sudha!! this is impressive!

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