Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tuesdays With Dorie: French Yogurt Cake with Marmalade

Oh, I love a good loaf...Today's TWD is a lemony loaf with ground almonds and yogurt, plus a marmalade glaze to finish it off.

The beauty of this is its ease: whisk dry ingredients together. Work zest into sugar, add eggs, yogurt, then oil and bake. Delicious aroma floating from the oven. Mmm.

But. What's up with the way my cake rose? Kind of like a bridge flat, even a descending approach, big arch, then off again with a flat, even descending approach..not pretty. And, to top it off, it browned up way too quickly, perhaps the fault of dark metal pan?

Because this is such a simple (and very popular recipe in this house) recipe, I'll make it again trying a different pan and, perhaps a lower temp. The crust was a bit tough, but the crumb was a lovely texture. The almonds lend a moist richness to the the loaf that is wonderful.
A note about the marmalade: Dorie asks for lemon marmalade. Umm. Not a single commenter over at TWD could find it. I couldn't find it. I know I've seen it in my lifetime, but not now. Instead I bought the MOST delicious pink grapefruit marmalade. Now I have a nice bit of it left over...If I could just find a perfect baguette to enjoy with it...Maybe I need to bake a baguette..

12 comments:

Steph said...

I actually love how browned your loaf turned out! It looks great!

Teanna said...

I think that pink grapefruit marmalade sounds absolutely perfect! Gorgeous cake!

Beth said...

Oh, I bet the grapefruit flavor was delicious with the lemon! My cake rose a little strangely, too, but it still tasted good :-)

chocolatechic said...

Pink grapefruit marmalade. What a great idea.

I used orange.

Your cake looks wonderful. I love the way it rose.

spike. said...

I love a good loaf cake! Yours looks great, esp with the grapefruit marmalade

Kimberly Johnson said...

Pink grapefruit marmalade sounds like a wonderful substitution! I think your cake looks great!

TeaLady said...

The little bits of almond showing in the loaf make that loaf look just perfect. Lucky you to even find marmalade. I ended up making mine - but it was fun, and good. Your loaf looks great.

pinkstripes said...

Your cake looks wonderful. Pink grapefruit sounds delicious.

Linda said...

I love how your loaf turned out, and that grapefruit marmalade sounds delicious (and I don't even like marmalade!) :)

Great job!

Flourchild said...

Im so glad you enjoyed this recipe. I loved the smell while it was baking! I need to find a candle that smells that good!

Tracey said...

I couldn't find the lemon marmalade either but pink grapefruit marmalade instead sounds like a lovely idea! I went with whipped cream, which was good too! Great job on your cake!

Annette said...

Pink Grapefruit Marmalade sounds delicious with this cake! Your cake looks great! This was very popular at my house too. :)