Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lemon Loaf Cake

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie  treat was a lovely lemon loaf cake.  You can find the recipe in Baking with Julia or on the blogs of the hosts this week:  Truc of Treats and Michelle of The Beauty of Life

This is a pound cake that is wonderfully lemony on its own without having to dress it up with a glaze (although that would have been good, too!).  Delightfully simple:

The zest of three lemons.

One lovely loaf.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pizza Rustica

When I saw the title of this week's choice for the Tuesdays with Dorie bakers I was really excited.  We have been conducting weekly pizza experiments in our house--thin crusts, preheating the pizza stone to 500 degrees, lovely toppings--oh, my mouth was watering.  And then I looked at it and saw that it was more quiche-like than pizza-like.  I must admit to momentary disappointment.

Despite the name tease, this was really delicious.  The crust rolled out like a dream, and while not flaky after all that beating, it was perfect.  The filling of eggs, ricotta, and prosciutto was just right.  And it was fun to do a diagonal lattice that wasn't woven but looked quite pretty.

I made this exactly according to the recipe in Baking with Julia but I can easily imagine variations:  mushrooms, bacon, spinach would all be good.  

We ate it warm and then had it cold the next day.  They were equally yummy!  My husband has mentioned about 5 times that I can make it again any time and I'm sure that I will.