Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lemon Loaf Cake

This week I learned that you can substitute 1 cup of all purpose flour for cake flour by replacing 2 Tbsp of the all purpose flour with 2 Tbsp of corn starch.  So happy not to buy cake flour that I might never use again.  I almost didn't bake this recipe because of the cake flour and the so-so reviews.  But I thought if I skipped, it might make it too easy to skip again. 

I decided to top the loaf with a mixture of the juice of 1 lemon and 1/4 c sugar.  This was poured over the loaf when it was still hot in the pan.  My cousin has a great recipe for lemon bread that includes this step and it really makes the bread. 

My neighbors liked it.  My son (my toughest critic) asked for another slice today.  I liked the texture of the cake but the lemon taste wasn't as strong as I would have liked. 

Check out all Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia Lemon Loaf blogs and the recipe can be found on this week's hosts' blogs. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pizza Rustica

So excited to bake another recipe.  So excited to use my food processor for the second time this year -- it might be a record!  Similar to a quiche.  Husband, daughter, and I all liked it.  Picky son said maybe if it didn't have meat and had onions instead.  I might try this one again.  Serrated lattice top would be much prettier.  The dough was very soft and hard to work with but my kitchen was 80+ degrees. Here are all the Pizza Rustica links.  Recipe can be found on the hosts' blogs.