Golden raisins -1/3 cup soaked in 2 tbsps of brandy for 4-5 hours
All purpose flour – 1 cup
Baking powder – 1 tsp.
Unsweetened Cocoa powder – 2 rounded tbsp (heaped) (I used Al Ali)
Salt – a generous pinch
Butter – 100 g. (softened)
Caster sugar – slightly less than 1 cup
Vanilla essence – 1 tsp.
Eggs – 2 big
Whole milk– 1/2 cup
Preheat your oven to 180C.
Sift together the all purpose flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder.
Cream together butter and caster sugar till fluffy. Add the eggs one by one and beat well after each addition.
Add the vanilla essence . Beat well till you feel no grains of sugar.
Gently fold in the sifted flour in 2 additions alternated with the whole milk.
Finally fold in the raisins soaked in brandy.
Pour the batter into a 2 lb loaf tin ( I used a non-stick pan).
Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes.