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