Tuesday, February 1, 2011

FEBRUARY CHALLENGE- ROMEO AND JULIET CAKE

Posted by -Mia(SugarPlumFairy)


Have the cake is the second group {the first one doesnt run anymore so this almost like first now}, i joined after joining in blogosphere!

I have lods of reasons as to why i have caught up inbetween one of the main being, i was without a laptop for a few months co our order was delayed by the company!

Christmas time is over and we are entering into the love month ,
  oh yeah lovee is in the air *365 and this is sooo wonderful!!

Its my turn to chose this months recipe and after going to and fro , around 4 , really wonderful but quick recipes  this one  finally  made me feel like i arrived home....jus fitted in ....for the month of love*365...

Before this one,I thought and baked and thought and baked ....and then baked some more and thought and came up with lodsss of baked goodies options, oh so right for valentines!

Some things dat will breathe love into the air after its baked.....in a rustic way....as if ur down the local coffee shop ,by cobblestones in Europe, having the most romantic holiday fo ur life and enjoying every min of dng so.... its the month of love after all and what could be better than the ROmeo and Juliet Cake , jus like the perfect pairing in love , {ok minus the tragic end}, here 's a perfect pairing of cheese and Guava paste....

Here's a link where u can make it easily at home or maybe buy it at a store , and well , if none of the options appeal to u ,dont fret , but go rite ahead and chose any pink /red, preserve/jam/jelly and make it ur own!
 Despite that i urge u to make ur own Goiabada/perada or Guava paste /jam , its so worth it and u will love and enjoy it on ur heart shaped toast at breakfast or a light snack at noon !

And with a hint of vanilla ,it makes it so muc better!

I'll post mine asap ,and yeah having them into heart shapes , adds to the fun even more , so get those heart shaped baking molds out!

I can think of so many ways to flavor this moist cake too , ofcourse along with Vanilla , say ur fav cinnamon or a clove or 2 or even lemon or orange zest!
I think Cardamon as well as saffron or lavendor would pair wonderfully too!
I think this cake would hold in a few of ur fav nuts as well but i think i would want it plain , as muc as i think coconut would make it even more moister , ofcourse i so want to stick to the original!

But the cheese has to be in , coz its the cheese and goiabada pairing that makes it a romeo and juliet cake , a perfect pairing.
Romeo and Juliet is the name of recipes that combines cheese and goiabada (guava paste).
A soft, light and moist cake with cheese flavor. A creamy and brightly colored topping of goiabada. The perfect pair!
U can read more about this tradition here and honestly i first found out about this on Talitha's wonderful blog and actually is the only real R&J recipe i could find online to the extent that the Romeo and Juliet site on Fb has posted her recipe, so its quite officially the Romeo and Juliet cake recipe.
Ofcourse u can use a recipe of a cake that has parmesan r cheese in it , but this one is the most authentic recipe.

My Suggestion is as far as possible to bake this HEART SHAPED , yeah lets all have heart shapes this month, but if u dont have the mold cool , bake as u wish , though BAke it Pretty , does have some cool heart liners, ie baker molds.



 RECIPE and ABOVE PIC FROM TALITHA"S BLOG
3 large eggs
200g sugar
200g flour
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp baking powder
20g grated parmesan cheese
200ml milk
40ml oil

Topping
300g goiabada cubed (guava paste)
water

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Grease a 22cm round pan. Sift the flour, cornstarch and baking powder. Set aside.
Beat the eggs with sugar for 10 minutes in high speed.
Beat for more 2 minutes in slow speed. Fold in the sifted ingredients.
Mix the oil and milk together and whisk lightly .
Mix in 1/4 of the oil and milk mixture in the batter.Fold in.
Mix in the remaining into the batter and add the grated parmesan.
Spoon into the pan and bake for 25 minutes. Let cool on a rack. Cover with goiabada.
Topping
Melt the goiabada with water. Let boil, stirring until reduce. Let cool slightly and cover the cake.
If ur using any Jam /jelly ,do the same , warm it with a splash of water , jus to liquefy and spread over the cake.

Serve: 8 portions.

11 comments:

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

I hope u guys are happy with this:-)So muc, despite the best of my intentions to bake this early and put it up , there might be one of u before me:-)
Any questions, suggestions to leave them here:-)
happy day!
XOXOXo!

Vivian - Let's Try These... said...

I'm excited about this cake. I don't know that I could find guava jam,jelly or paste in my area but I'm game for making some. Thanks for the challenge, it looks fun!

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Hii Vivian , am so glad u think so :-)
Its really worth making some :-)
Else i think u get Guava paste
in stores in the US no?

Alwayzbakin said...

Never heard of this recipe. I'm excited to try it! Good choice. :)

Nana said...

Never heard of this recipe either, but will give it a try! I already know I like guava paste. :)

Corrine said...

I have never heart of this cake either but I'm excited to give it a go!!

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

ALwaz baking, Nana and COrrine ,am glad u guys think so and so hope u like it:-)
The min i read about this cake i was gaga!:-))

Well Dressed Cupcakes said...

ready to try this! Thanks.
once the superbowl is over!! ( i have too many chocolate nuts in the house.

Sweet and Savory said...

There you go again being creative and fun. This sounds like a wonderful challenge. I certainly will give it a shot. Thanks, Mia.

Vivian - Let's Try These... said...

Not a guava to be found in our area but I lucked upon some guava jelly! No one even heard of guava paste! LOL!!! I just love making the store managers puzzled!

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

@Well dressed cupcake :-)So looking forward!

@Chaya :-) ur a sweet heart!

@Vivian , :-)am glad u found the jelly , guava jelly is so wonderful!
I get those glances and looks all the time coz we find nothing at the stores here, have to order everything online:-)
Happy baking , looking forward!