Tuesday, April 13, 2010
TWD: Swedish visiting cake
I've been wanting to make this cake since I first bought the book, which was way back in 2006. It just seemed so simple, I love anything with almonds, and the fact that it was made in a cast-iron frying pan was a bonus. I never got around to it, though, until now. Good thing the TWD gang hadn't made it before I got around to joining in January of this year! I find lots of Dorie's recipes have too many add-ins, so I was excited about this one, with only vanilla, almond extract and lemon zest for flavouring. In fact, I was tempted to add cardamom or fresh figs, or both to this cake, but I followed the recipe this time. I made half of it in a 6" pan, and will definitely make a full recipe next time, because it's really good. This recipe was chosen by Nancy of The Dogs Eat the Crumbs, so she'll have the recipe posted. Thanks for the great pick, Nancy! Also check out the new TWD 'leave your link' (LYL) feature for links to what the rest of the gang have baked up this week.