Liliana of My Cookbook Addiction selected this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe. She selected the French Yogurt Cake with Marmalade Glaze. This is very similar to a pound cake, baked in a loaf pan and then topped with a glaze of strained lemon marmalade. I was unable to find lemon marmalade at the store, so I used apricot pineapple marmalade. The recipe also gave the option of using ground almonds for part of the flour. I didn’t use the ground almonds. My food processor was dirty and in the wash.
This was a very simple cake, one that you mix by hand in a single bowl. I really appreciated this as I often have lots of dishes to wash after I bake and there was just the one bowl! I’ve made many pound cakes before, but this was a little more scaled back and included yogurt. I used full fat plain yogurt. I picked this up at the store before I had completely read the recipe, so I bought a big container. When I got home I realized that I only needed ½ cup of yogurt, so I have a lot left. Any ideas about what I can make with the rest of the yogurt?
I have to say that I’ve never had very good luck with baking things in a loaf pan. I can never seem to get things cooked all the way through. I hoped that my luck would be different this time! The loaf baked nicely, although I did cook it 2 minutes longer than the recipe recommended. I wanted to make sure it was done. It had a lovely crack along the top, which I think is pretty typical of baked loaves. Mine stuck just a bit in the corners of the pan. I thought I had buttered the pan enough, as I knew some other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers had struggled with this, but I guess I missed the corners.
This cake is wonderful. It sliced beautifully. It has a very firm texture, but it isn’t dry or anything like that. The glaze gives it a nice bit of sweetness, but it’s not too sweet. I liked the apricot pineapple glaze; it was very refreshing. I think that this cake would work as the base for almost anything. I think I would like to try it with some fruit and whipped cream. Some other Tuesdays with Dorie participants were going to try this with some lemon curd, which I think would be excellent! Check out what some of the other bloggers made by visiting the Tuesdays with Dorie site .
Recipe from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, page 224