This was a great pick for this week’s TWD. It didn’t take much time at all to put together, and it was a dessert that I had on my list to make ever since I got this book. I knew my husband would love this because he loves pretty much any lemon dessert. I made this cake when I had a ton of other desserts to make, and the simplicity made it even more attractive.
Dorie said that many French people don’t bake in their homes because there are so many pastry shops around. Even though it can be fun to get a fancy pastry from a bakery, I would much rather enjoy a homemade treat as well as the process that goes into making it. The main exception to the no-baking culture is this cake. This is a simple loaf cake that is made moist with a little bit of oil and yogurt as well as a delicious glaze. The glaze called for lemon marmalade, but I couldn’t find any at the grocery store, so I used orange instead, which worked great, because the lemon-orange combination is a pretty good one, and perfect for citrus-lovers. Thanks Liliana for choosing this- it was a big hit! You can visit her blog, My Cookbook Addiction, for the recipe, and the Tuesdays with Dorie blog to see how everyone else liked the cake.