Friday, November 4, 2011

Poko Loaf

Poko Loaf  (A better pic next time)
This is my adaption of the one in the Fed Up recipe book.  I have avoided this for nearly 3 years because, let's be honest, who wants to put choko in a cake?!?!?!?!  (Whatever a choko is.)  So, finally I did it and...  guess what...  it's delicious!!!  Seriously!!!!  It's quite dense and very moist and the Fed Up book says it's even better the following day.

The proportions I've used are just what I had in the fridge.  The Fed Up recipe uses double the choko,  but this was just fine.   I then used a Cream Cheese icing,  which topped it off very nicely.  I decided to do a loaf just to make it different to a 'cake',  if you know what I mean.  Also,  we got to eat one and put one in the freezer for another day,  which is a bonus.

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 Chokos (about 320g), peeled, cored and chopped roughly
  • 1 whole tinned or fresh peeled Pear (about 170g)
  • 70g raw Cashews
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 350g SR Flour
  • 1 tsp Sodi Bic
  • 1 cup Sugar

  • 125g Cream Cheese, chopped
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 3 tabs butter
Method:
  • Pre-heat oven to 180ºC
  • Grease and line 2 loaf tins  (Or a 20cm cake tin, if you'd prefer)
  • Place Choko and Cashews into TMX and chop,  2 seconds at Speed 6-7
  • Add Pear and chop again, 2 seconds at Speed 6
  • Set aside fruit mixture and wash and  THOROUGHLY dry TMX bowl
  • Add Eggs and beat until they are thick.  I used the Butterfly and it took over a minute
  • Continuing to mix at Speed 2 add the Oil
  • Remove Butterfly whisk
  • Add the Flour, Sodi Bic and Sugar and mix well to combine,  Speed 4 for 20 seconds
  • Add the Choko/Pear  mixture and mix on Reverse, Speed 4-5 for 20 seconds
  • Pour mixture into 2 lined loaf tins 
  • Cook for 45 minutes or until skewer poked in comes out clean
  • Cool in the tin for 5 or so minutes before turning out to a cooling rack
  • In a clean and dry TMX bowl, put in the sugar and pulverise on Speed 9 for 15 seconds
  • Scrape down and add the Cream Cheese and butter and whip until well combined, Speed 4-6 about 10-15 seconds
  • Ice the loaves when they're cold.
Verdict:  Yummeh!!!  This was loved by all and made a great dessert.  It also made a lovely morning tea the next day for a lucky few.

Tweeks:  I can't think of anything right now....  but I was sorely tempted to sprinkle the icing with a little cinnamon.  Maybe if I get an opportunity with the next one.... but that's definitely NOT for Failsafer family member.

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