This is my first baking session with Julia and Dorie. (also know as Tuesday's with Dorie-Baking with Julia) Recipes will come from Baking with Julia. (written by Dorie Greenspan and based on Julia Child's PBS series)
Anyhoo, for this cooking group we try two new recipes twice a month (the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month) And on the months with 5 tuesdays, they do a 'rewind' post. As this is the 5th Tuesday of the month, we are doing a 'rewind' post. (meaning we can bake whatever we missed baking from previous posts)
Well, since this is my first post ever for Tuesdays with Dorie, my options were wide open! I looked back on previous recipes that were done and this Lemon Loaf Cake caught my eye. Something simple yet full of flavour. Yes, it has been decided; this is going to be my first blog posting for Tuesdays with Dorie.
This loaf cake went together very quickly and easily. I enjoy a recipe that doesn't involve pulling out my mixer, processor or blender. Just a whisk and a scraper. (simple pleasures)
Now what to do with these zested lemons?
What to do when life gives you lemons? Why make lemon curd of course! And Baking with Julia helped me out there too. As luck would have it, Baking with Julia has a Lemon Curd recipe. I've never made a curd before and I was pleased with how simple it was to make. And this lemon curd is a perfect mingling of lemon and sweetness.
I'm thinking the curd would go great with so many things. (the buttermilk crumb muffins I'll be making for next tuesday's post, scones, toast, etc) Mmmm.
Of course I had to try this lemon curd on the lemon loaf cake. (and it was good)
Basic ingredients plus simple baking techniques equals one lovely Lemon Loaf Cake.