Thursday, 29 March 2018

Lemon, Rose and Pistachio Mini Bundt Cakes~Recipe Swap



This is the second time I am participating in the recipe swap club. The aim is that you are paired up with a fellow blogger and you have to recreate a recipe from their blog. This month I was paired with Jagruti from Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey. Jagruti is a very good friend of mine and she has a lovely blog show casing vegan and vegetarian recipes. She is an expert cook and experiments with lots of textures and flavours. I spent hours looking through her blog and there were so many recipes I wanted to make. I short listed a few of my favorites such as her Instant Raiti Gor Keri -sweet mango pickle, her vegan Boussou Tmssou- Algerian cookies and her Rasjasthani Dal Bafla recipe to name a few. But what caught my eye was her recent post where she featured her Middle Eastern semolina Bundt cakes. The rose and lemon combination with the pistachio are my favorite flavours so I decided  to recreate this recipe at the weekend. Wow what a hit, we loved this mini gorgeous spongy cakes that oozed Middle Eastern flavours to the core. This is definitely a keeper recipe that I can see my self making it again and again.

I did make a couple of small changes to suit my taste, the original recipe can be found here.


I have a mini bundt tin so I made mini bundt cakes rather than 4 large as in Jagrutis recipe. I also reduced the amount of sugar syrup in the recipe to a half and it was more than enough to sweeten the little cakes. The cakes turned out delicious served with strong Moroccan coffee.




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Lemon, Rose and Pistachio Mini Bundt Cakes
Mini bundt cakes with mouth watering middle Eastern flavours of rose, lemon and pistachio make these cakes delectable and simply delicious.
Ingredients:
  • 250 g Coarse Semolina
  • 1 tablespoon Corn flour
  • 85 g Melted butter
  • 85 g Caster Sugar
  • 125 g Plain Greek Yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon zest
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 level teaspoon Bicarbonate of soda
  • 30 ml Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Pistachio slices
    For the Syrup
  • Sugar 125 g
  • 150 ml Water
  • 1 Lemon (thinly sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon Rose water
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • Few Rose petals for garnishing
Method:
1.Preheat oven to 180 degrees -C 375 degrees F 2.In a bowl add the bicarbonate of soda and yoghurt and mix together. Leave aside for 10 minutes.3. In another bowl add the semolina, sugar, lemon zest, melted butter and mix together.4. Add in the yoghurt mixture and mix together, add the milk a little at a time until the batter is dropping consistency.5. Grease and dust the bundt tin with melted butter and flour.6. Spoon the batter into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until cakes are golden brown and a skewer inserted in them comes out clean.7. In another pan add the sugar, water, lemon juice, lemon slices and bring the mixture to a boil, once the sugar has melted simmer on low heat for 5 minutes .Turn off the heat and add the rose water.8. Leave the cakes in the bundt tin after taking them out of the oven. While they are still warm, spoon on top of each cake a generous spoonful of the syrup. Wait a few minutes and add another spoonful. 9. Once the cakes have soaked up the syrup, gently take them out of the bundt tin and arrange them on a serving platter, spoon another teaspoon full of syrup on the cakes and garnish them with the pistachio slices and rose petals.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 12 cakes

46 comments:

  1. Oh, this looks so delicious!!! I love it that it has a simple and easy to follow recipe!

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  2. I love a bundt cake, and this recipe looks so beautiful and floral, perfect for the spring!! xx

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  3. These sound amazing cakes, I am in a baking mood at the moment I am definitely going to be trying these x

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  4. Some of my favourite flavours there: lemon and pistachio. Intrigued at the idea of combining them with rose.

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  5. Loved the combination of flavours in the bundt cake awsome recipe have bookmarked it to try.

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  6. WoW I loved those cute small small bundt cakes..loved the combination you have used lemon with rose & pistachios, super delicious :)

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  7. These look so cute and delicious! I love the flavors too!

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  8. Beautifully made mini bundt cake -- you have presented them so well too. They sound so flavorful and delicious.

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  9. Now these sound like some delicious cakes! I love that they are mini as well, just the perfect portion size.

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  10. Cute bundt cakes..These are perfect for tea party.I have never tried pistachio cakes.

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  11. Oh this sounds like an interesting combination, I think I've had cakes with one of these things but not that many x

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  12. These bundt cakes are so gorgeous! The toppings you've chosen really make the cakes pop. I love it!
    C x

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  13. They’re so pretty, and I’m sure they taste even better. I’d love to make these 🙏🏼

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  14. Lemon, Rose and Pistachio Mini Bundt Cakes is something I would serve in the Easter Sunday party. I love baking so I think I'll ace this recipe. It looks so yummy!

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  15. I love the combination of semolina and rose in a cake so this bundt cake recipe sounds really delicious.

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  16. These sound and look lovely. I've never made a bundt cake before. I had never heard of these before seeing the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

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  17. Lemon is my favorite! And these are so pretty, too. I'll have to test out the recipe for sure! :)

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  18. Semolina is a new ingredient that I am not familiar with. The baked treats look very yummy and delicious to eat.

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  19. Mini bundt cakes are just what I need for portion control; something that will be a challenge when presented with a fabulous cake like this. Lemon, rose, pista.... Ahhhh...

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  20. Who will refuse this delightful bundt cake, these baked treats are my kind of desserts, such an ultimate cake to enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea.

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  21. I just bought a bundt pan like yours and then I see your recipe. Lovely bundt cakes, so aromatic. While I was reading your post I came to the part where your partner is Jagruti and I'm going like oh shit! If Jagruti is her partner who is mine. I go back to the group page and realize Sapana is my partner. Don't know how Jagruti got stuck in head! Now will have to go back to the kitchen to prepare something from Sapana's blog !!!!!

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  22. The recipe swap club looks like the best place to be as a lover of cooking such delicious eats!No doubt your cake looks this yummy!For a fact, I totally love the extra taste that lemon can add to any food, especially cakes. Pinning this asap!

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  23. Beautifully made and presented well... Loved the flavours in it !

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  24. I NEED to try these! Lemon, rose and pistachio are my three favourite flavours!

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  25. sounds delightful and I think if I switched out some of the animal byproducts for vegan substitutes I would love this!

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  26. What a beautiful combination of rose and pistachio with a lemon punch...those Bundt cakes are to die for... bookmark it

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  27. Now this is something that's speaking directly to my heart! I LOVE semolina desserts and the addition of lemon, rose and pistachios take these mini delights to a whole different level of scrumptious!

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  28. Such a delicious combination of flavours. I should try your recipe as it looks so yummy!

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  29. I'd have to take the pistachio out as I'm allergic to nuts but I love the combination of lemon and rose. I didn't realise how easy it was to make a bundt cake

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  30. Thsoe bundt cakes looks absolutely delicious and I can smell the flavors of rose and lemon just by looking at them. Such gorgeous beauties they are. Good pick from Jagruti's blog.

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  31. I agree Jagruti is a wonderful blogger and its quite a task to identify one recipe from her blog. Everything is amazing but you have picked the right one and the bundt looks fab. I love semolina based cakes as they are lighter and absorbs all the flavours really well. I am bookmarking this to try as I love eggless cakes and my blog is screaming for some attention towards the cake menu. Great clicks and I love that strong cup of coffee! Surely my way of indulging.

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  32. Such a gorgeous combination of flavours. These look delicious!

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  33. Now I am tempted to get myself a mini bundt pan. These muffins look yummy n want to try them. Drooling.

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  34. Love the flavours of the bundt cake here. It must be tasting delicious.

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  35. These sound different, not flavours I would normally put together but they sound delicious

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  36. These beauties look so gorgeous, glad you guys liked it. Thank you for cooking this recipe from my blog.

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  37. such an cute cake Love the mini bandana shapes.. and the combination of ingredients are awesome..

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  38. I love mini cakes. Perfect for evening snack and kids will enjoy this with chocolate syrup:)

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  39. These flavour combinations sound so good! I've never actually tried a bundt cake before, but they sure do look tasty!

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  40. Perfect for an evening bite. Just the semolina and rose combination is calling me to make some😊

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  41. Love these cute ones loaded with flavors !! So apt for snacks :)

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  42. Love the looks these and ideal for a weekend bake - I know what I will be doing this weekend x

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  43. These bundt cakes look delicious but probably taste more! I will surely try these at home:)

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  44. I did my first recipe swap post this time and I totally loved it. Jagruti has a lovely blog, whether in the form of the recipes or the clicks! What selection of recipe you have taken, those bundts look outstanding! Reminds me I had bought some silicon ones a few years ago and it is untouched! Hmm...

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  45. oustanding, lemon and rose flavours are purely menat to be together

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  46. Such an easy to follow recipe! It sounds and looks amazing x

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