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..