Sunday, January 28, 2007

Having my cake

I have so many things I would like to write about, posts I've started at least mentally. But...

I have to tell you about this amazing cake I just made.

Background: Trillian turned me onto the food blog Chocolate and Zucchini. It is written by a French woman, but it's all in English. She shares a lot of wonderful recipes, and I've been dying to make one.

I really wanted to make the Oeufs au Lait tonight, but we didn't have enough milk. Trillian, ever ready with the suggestions when I mention I might want to bake, looked through some of the other recent recipes and pointed out that we probably had what we needed for Le Gateau Piege (my apologies, accents lacking). While we didn't have an orange on hand, we always have 100% orange juice; we decided it was an acceptable cheat, even if it meant leaving out the zest.

This cake is amazingly easy to make, requiring few ingredients and little prep time. The batter seemed heavier than I had expected, but a little taste of the batter convinced me it was tasty. 25 minutes, and time would tell.

The cake that came out was amazingly airy and wonderfully tasty. Scooter happily ate his piece. Trillian and I each had two. Definitely a keeper, definitely going into rotation!


bean said...

Chocolate and Zucchini is a great blog...even for foodies like me who like eating better than cooking. At least for the time being.

Lisa b said...

ooo sounds delish
I'll have try out the recipe. Using your subsitution of course.

petite gourmand said...

I love this blog,
I might have to try this recipe out.
Her cauliflower gratin sounds delish too.

Mouse said...

Cauliflower gratin is another one that had me salivating and is now on the menu for this week.