I don’t own too many cookbooks, all thanks to the power of the internet. But one book i do own is Nick Malgieri’s ‘The Modern Baker’. It’s a great book for anyone who wants to start baking. All through my childhood, I’ve seen my mother bake cakes and cookies with a passion that i was scared to embrace baking myself. Why? Because of a fear i would get it all wrong. Like someone once said, ‘Baking has a science to it’ unlike cooking where you can add a little here and reduce a little there to save a dish.
This cake was an experiment to overcome that ‘fear of baking’ and it is just my first small baby step.
What’s beautiful about this cake is that instead of butter, it uses Olive Oil which gives it a density. The cake has a texture to it, along with the heady…
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