Tuesday, April 9, 2019

with a capital D

I figured that I was going to need to (once again) apologize for being so inconsistent with participating in the bake-n-blog but when I looked at the date of my last post and realized it was in January of this year...I figured that is about as good as I am going to get and felt pretty darn proud of myself that the date was Jan 2019 and not Jan 2018, and I said to myself "girl stop apologizing and just move on".... and I am going to listen to myself.

Moving on.

This month one of the bakes is the Double Chocolate Marble Cake. I think it is suppose to be a pound cake but it is super dense. I mean dense with a capital D. 


Perhaps this is how the French do their pound cakes and I am just use to light fluffy pound cakes. And in general I would swear that French people are superior to us in almost all ways (wine, child care, french fries) but not this time. I just did not dig how dense it was.

My kid, however, loves it and it makes a great snack to pack for his school day because this little cake is not crumbling to a mess in his backpack. So there is a plus.

Check out what others baked at Tuesdays with Dorie.

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Double Chocolate Marble Cake on p. 34 of Baking Chez Moi

Monday, January 14, 2019

Saint-Pierre Poppy Seed Cake

January always finds me back in the kitchen. Baking is the one thing that I hold onto long after the Christmas tree is plunked on the curb and the presents have all been played with. The call to start baking begins the end of November and keeps calling until early Spring, which is about when the fever to bake is replaced with the fever to run around outside like a school kid on a Friday afternoon.

There are two bakes this month a poppy seed loaf cake and a chocolate coconut tart. The boys in my house (both big and small) do not like poppy seeds but they really..really...really do not like coconut so the poppy seed loaf cake got made.

It is super simple. One large bowl, one whisk, one spatula and bake.

Saint Pierre Poppy Seed Cake. Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan. You can find other bakers on the blogroll