Well, it’s been a while since I posted but let me tell you I came back with a real winner. I loved this plain cake and I pretty much stuck to the recipe other than substituting rhubarb for blueberries. It’s rhubarb season here and it seemed a shame to not use local produce as the earth seems to have finally woken from its winter slumber. I picked the rhubarb at my Aunt’s house last weekend when we were in town for Claire’s wedding shower.
Let’s talk about this cake. Now I was a bit skeptical of the fussiness, I mean beating egg whites seemed like a bit much for a “plain” cake but I was wrong. It wasn’t too much as the cake was light and delicious and I assume the egg white peaks had something to do with this. I made the cake this morning and brought it into work. There was only one piece left at the end of the day so I think it was a hit! A couple of people asked for the recipe, here’s hoping that the egg white beating doesn’t dissuade them.
Thanks to Cindy of Everyday Insanity for choosing this recipe. And of course a big thanks to Dorie for giving us this little gem. I can’t wait to make it for my family, they are going to love it!!!
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Wow, it has been a long time since there has been activity on the blog! It has been a busy month for both Caroline and I, but rest assured we have some good recipes coming soon which should hopefully make up for our neglectfulness this past month.
First off, a new Tuesdays with Dorie post! I spent a good portion of this past weekend on the 401 between Ottawa and Toronto, being a good sister and attending Caroline’s birthday party! I stopped in Kingston on Saturday while en route to Toronto to visit my mum. I made these muffins for her hoping that they would bring a little sunshine into her weekend.
My mum and dad had these with tea after I left, and they were enjoyed by both. I had a taste of one on Friday night when they were just out of the oven and they tasted quite nice! I made a few adjustments to the recipe including blueberries instead of raisins and margarine instead of butter (for a slightly more healthy muffin).
Thanks to Lauryn of Bella Baker for choosing this weeks recipe. They certainly were a nice intro to some more spring-like baking. You can head over to Lauryn’s blog to get the recipe or it can be found on page 7 of BFMHTY.
Let me just say that I now believe that all lemon muffins should have lemon curd in them. The sheer genius of that is unparalleled. I was fortunate enough to have a little container of lemon curd in my freezer and when I saw that suggestion in the playing around section I jumped on it. I am smitten with these muffins. Basically you make them as normal but put a tsp or so of lemon curd in the middle. Scrumptious.
Now I am not the biggest poppyseed fan so I made half with blueberries. They IMHO were superior. But I guess that’s a preference. I didn’t glaze them as I am taking them to my parent’s house this weekend and I needed to freeze them. I will confess that I had two for supper on Sunday night. My coworker commented that muffins aren’t the healthiest dinner. But what about the blueberries and lemons? Aren’t they healthy;)
Thanks to Betsy of A Cup of Sweetness for picking this recipe. BTW I love the header on Betsy’s blog, so pretty!
PS We are hosting the Tuesdays with Dorie crowd in February!!!! It was really hard to pick a recipe. In case your wondering, it’s of the chocolate variety. Stay tuned.
Caroline and I have both been a little busy the past few weeks and so baking has had to take a back seat. At the last minute, I decided to make this weeks recipe. Thankfully it came together very quickly and I had all the ingredients on hand (except the apple jelly, so my cake is glaze-less)! I haven’t had a chance to try it yet but it looks yummy.
I will try and post my thoughts on the cake later but for now, I will just say thanks to Amber of Cobbler du Monde for choosing this weeks recipe. The recipe can be found on Amber’s blog or on page 214 of BFMHTY.
Caroline and I will both be getting into the holiday baking spirit this weekend, so check back in the coming weeks for some holiday treats and hopefully more frequent posts:)
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Swedish Visiting Cake, who knew? This cake is one of the reasons I joined Tuesday’s with Dorie. I never would have tried it, thinking it was too boring but I sure would have been missing out. I love the simplicity of the cake and that I was able to just whip it up after work without a fuss. I made it without the almonds and almond extract; instead I added sliced apples on top. Simple and delicious, ready to be made without a moment’s notice. It is nice and lemony which is great and makes a reasonable size of a dessert, a real keeper I would say.
Thanks to Nancy of The Dogs Eat the Crumbs for choosing this weeks recipe. The recipe is on page 197 of Baking: From My Home to Yours. Head on over to Tuesday’s with Dorie to see what other bakers made of this one.
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