Lemon Loaf Cake…finally

The TWD (Tuesdays with Dorie) group had this slotted for baking on April 17th, and as you can see I am a bit behind.  Life is like that, you think keeping up with the baking schedule is no problem and then… well, I was able to catch up this afternoon, and early evening.  The ingredients for this recipe are simple, aside from the cake flour I had what I needed on hand.  As baking goes, this was quite easy to put together.  Next time I would probably use a metal pan, I used a glass loaf pan and the edges of the cake were done before the middle.  I had to bake longer to get the middle done, in the end I turned the oven down a bit.  The result was a wonderful looking, and tasting “Lemon Loaf Cake”.  Using a serrated knife to slice thin, I then toasted a piece and put a bit of butter on it.  It was a lovely tasting treat which complemented our chicken breast with broccoli dinner.  The lemons came in handy to make a lemon, butter, almond sauce to put over the broccoli.  A great ending to a great weekend…

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Pizza Rustica – Tuesdays With Dorie

Working from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ensured that once again, I had a late start preparing the PIZZA RUSTICA.  It is 11:17 p.m. and the dish is now out of the oven and cooling.  The aroma smells wonderful.  Several things I should note… the dough recipe called for use of a food processor which I don’t own.  Hard to believe with all the kitchen utensils I have that I’ve never purchased a food processor.  So, I worked the dough together initially with a pastry blender and then used my hands.  The end result was perfectly fine, no issues. I’d forgotten to include fresh parsley to my grocery list, which meant this was a missing ingredient in the filling.  Sigh…

While my Pizza Rustica was baking, I jumped on-line to read some posts of my fellow bakers.  Interestingly enough I’d already realized that this recipe was more Quiche like than Pizza like.  I’m always impressed to read how creative others are in their alteration of recipe ingredients.  Perhaps one of these days I’ll branch out and experiment as well.  I’ll have to follow up tomorrow and post my taste test results.  Bon Appetit ~