Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Galette Du Pont with Nutella Frosting, for my Blog Baby has turned 1

It's  party time folks - My blog baby has turned    #1 Ribbon and am a proud parent of a happy, growing blog ! 
As I write this post am doing a happy  Dancing and my heartfelt thanks to all of you who made it possible- your sweet comments and heaps of appreciation has spurred me to do better and special thanks to my family, friends & well-wishers who have showered me with utmost love and encouraged to keep up the good work. This blog happened at a time when I was on an emotional roller-coaster ride and life was not all bright and sunny. Even though I discovered the joys of penning my thoughts in a blog that was strictly for my eyes only, blogging about my kitchen adventures came in to reality when my sister pestered me repeatedly; thanks to her the start of a very lovely journey began !
I don't want to bore you with data showing my growth as a blogger but it warms my heart immensely that I have evolved as a cook - it is no secret that I did not enjoy cooking and anything to do with kitchen was secondary, though marriage changed that a lot. But it is after I became a food blogger, I appreciated the finer nuances of putting a dish on the plate. And after almost 8 years of cooking, food blogging gave me the courage to venture in to baking and it is one happy ride.
As I was going through my very earlier posts I noted how they are not great in terms of pictures & content, but the slow and steady understanding of food styling and placement has resulted in much better clicks and even my write-up has improved several notches! 
And finally happy hoots to my hubby who has been my inspiration to cook and supported me  immensely in my experiments (mostly by being the guinea pig !!) and for being by my side as always >:D<
For the celebrations I made this very soft & delicious sponge like pastry that carries such an exotic name but is very simple to make and it tastes very elegant and yum. Recipe courtesy from here , thanks Rosa.I halved the measurements for the cake  and made a few slight modifications but otherwise followed her recipe.

What's in it :-

  • All-purpose flour - 250 gm
  • Baking powder - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Fine salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Unsalted butter - 60 gms
  • Castor sugar - 125 gms
  • Peanut oil (or any other neutral oil) - 1 tbsp (I used sunflower oil)
  • Vanilla extract - 1 1/4 tsp
  • Eggs (large) - 2  at room temperature
  • Full fat milk (or enough to obtain a smooth and spreadable cake batter) - 9 to 10 tbsp
    Decorations :- Nutella & Sprinkles
Here's How :-

Preheat oven to 180° C /350° F and  grease a cake tin. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder,salt and set aside. Beat together the butter and sugar until pale, light and fluffy. I used a handmixer to do the same. Add the sunflower oil and vanilla and continue beating till fully mixed. Add the 2 eggs, one at a time, beating/mixing all the while until well incorporated. Now blend in the dry ingredients and the milk, alternating between the two, while mixing well, until the batter is homogenous.Pour into the pan and spread evenly.
Bake for about 25-30minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Cool the cake in the pan on a wire rack, covered with a towel (it keeps it damp).

Serving Suggestions (by Rosa)
This cake is best eaten on the same day you bake it and is delicious when served alone.It is also perfect when frosted or sliced in the middle and filled with buttercream, cream and strawberry jam, Nutella, pastry cream, etc., or just simply topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream. 

Enjoy !

Linking it to Pari's Only Baked event, guest hosted by Harini


  1. This looks so perfect and yummy and so fit for a celebration...

  2. Congrats on turning 1! Delicious cake! Bookmarked!

  3. Delicious and apt for the occasion !!!! Congrats on turning one!!!!

  4. Happy birthday to your son, and blessings to him. The cake looks delicious and I am sure he was well-satisfied :)

  5. Congratulations on turning one.. Perfect way to celebrate with..

  6. Congrats dear..delicious and beautiful texture..yum

  7. congrats dear...yummy cake..

  8. Congrats Priya..Am seeing lots of blog birthday last day n today..keep up the good work and the cake is moist and love the big slice of it.

  9. Congrats. Cake yummy and delicious.

  10. Congrtas Priya...cake looks sooo soft n delicious!!

  11. Congrats! I hope you'll celebrate many more.

    I am so happy to see that my grandmother's cake turned out well in your kitchen and that you enjoyed it! It looks wonderful with that Nutelly frosting. Yummy!

    Thanks for passing ba!



  12. Congrats....soft and yummy looking cake...

  13. Congrats Priya, happy birthday to ur blog baby,cake looks super delicious and fantastic..

  14. Congratulations!!! Wishing you many more years of blogging. Isn't it fascinating that blogging has helped us so much in the kitchen and as a person.

    Love the nutella frosting on the cake. yumm.

  15. Congrats for being a proud parent ;)..very yummy n soft cake..

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  16. Congrats dear!! Wish you many more years of fun blogging and hope to see great recipes from you!!
    Cake looks and sounds perfect for the occasion!

  17. Congrats dear...Thanks for sharing this delicious recipes..
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  18. Congrats on the 1st B'day of the blog priya! Wish you many more happy returns!

    Nice cake! :)

  19. Happy birthday to your blogger baby :) and congrats to you Priya..
    Frosting looks awesome dear :)

  20. I believe a good blog is about the food and equally the person behind it as well and I think you have both the qualities. You have a great variety of recipes and I perceive you as a great person as well. Keep doing the great job. Wanna see more of your work.Congrats n my hearty wishes!
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  21. happy blogversary dear..gorgeous kids would love it..:P
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  22. Wishing you a very happy blog birthday and many more years of happy blogging...A very delicious cake perfect for the celebrations

  23. Congrats and wish you many more years of wonderful blogging ...cake looks so gud...fab way to celebrate

  24. Hi Priya, Wish a happy birthday to your blog baby. :-) I loved reading your write up. I can very well relate to your feelings about your blog. Blogging has indeed brought many changes to me too. The most happiness comes from the lovely comments and appreciations we recieve for the work.

    We shall all support you in this endeavour. Keep going. May your blog see many more beautiful years ahead :-)

    By the way, sponge cake looks awesome :-)

  25. Happy Birthday to your blog Priya!
    The cake looks yumm...

  26. Happy Birthday to your blog Priya.
    Cake looks fabulous.

  27. Congrats Priya, that nutella cake kind of thingy looks mouth watering :)

  28. An awesome post to mark ur blog blog birthday...congrats and cheers to many many more beautiful birthday in future!! Cake looks so yummmmmmm!!

  29. Happy Birthday bloggy baby!!The cake sounds so easy to put together yet it has the perfect texture.A perfect cake fit for celebration.

  30. Hi Priya
    First time here.. Congratulations on ur lovely blog turning One...Here's to many more such milestones..Loved ur blog...great collection of recipes and amazing clicks...
    Now m following you...
    Happy Blogging

  31. Congrats Priya dear as your blog baby turned 1. The cake looks fab.
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  32. congratulation on your first blog anniversary. Wish you many more to come.
    The cake fits the occasion, sounds delicious!

  33. Thanks a ton friends - I <3 your appreciation & wishes !

  34. Congrats on your 1st blog anniversary,cake looks so soft and spongy.

  35. Sorry, I'm late. Heartiest congratulation on your first blog anniversary. Wishing you many many more. What a delicious treat perfect for this occasion! Absolutely tempting :)

  36. very yummy cake and frosting....

    Am hosting an August Event on Berries ...hope to see some recipes from you...and a chance to guest host too...