Tuesday, March 17, 2009

French Yogurt Cake with Apricot Glaze

First off, I'd like to thank all the well-wishers from last week. I'm feeling much better now, and it's so nice to be able to bake again without fear of spreading sick to people. Again, thanks to all of you. Second item, happy St. Patrick's Day! This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Liliana of My Cookbook Addiction. I really had to fight the urge to add some green food coloring to this batter. A little green in the background will have to do. Thirdly (and randomly)...does anyone else have to fight the addiction for girl scout cookies? I feel like I keep getting conned into buying packages when I leave the store. This, after I complain that they never come to my house.

This cake is wonderfully moist and soft. It reminds me a lot of pound cake, but with a hint of almond and topped with a glaze of your choice. I'll be bringing this one into work today, and I have a feeling it'll be gone pretty quickly. Having eaten a bit of it already, it's surprising how fast a slice can disappear. All this, and it's probably one of the easiest cakes I've come across to put together.

If you're going to go out and celebrate St. Patty's Day tonight (and I know I will), make sure you wear green, and drink a lot of water. No hangovers allowed tomorrow - it's a work day.

Recipe: Baking: From My Home to Yours, by Dorie Greenspan, pp. 224-225

7 comments:

Teanna said...

Hahah the girl scouts camp out by my subway entrance, so I buy a pack of cookies EVERY DAY. Then I bring them all to work so I don't eat them! Your cake looks gorgeous!

Beth said...

I loved this cake! I kept sneaking slices of it whenever I was in the kitchen. Now, there is only a sad little end left that I'm pretty sure my husband will devour for breakfast.

TeaLady said...

Those look lovely and very yummy!

According to one local leader, they aren't allowed to sell door to door any more - unless you are friends, family.

Found a recipe for samoa cookies. May get to make them and post....

SiHaN said...

Your cake looks delicious! and i do agree it was a breeze to put together.. that's if I didn't make all those amendments. But I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Sophie said...

Baking with yogurt is the way to go, it's an ingredient that never disappoints and yields a moist cake, like this one :).

Annette said...

Your cake looks great! I loved this recipe.

As for GS cookies, I ordered some from a friend whose daughter is selling them. A week later I called her to see if it was too late to order more. I'm going to freeze them. Yeah, that's it.

Engineer Baker said...

Girl Scout cookies are incredibly addictive, I can't explain it. That cake looks waaay better though - beautiful job! Glad you're feeling better too!