This week's Tuesdays With Dorie Recipe was chosen by Sihan of Befuddlement/ Walking In The Rain. The recipe can be found on her blog or on pages 192 &193 of Baking, From My Home To Yours, by Dorie Greenspan.
I baked this cake twice. Sunday, I was going hiking with some friends, Lemur, Coyote, and Jennifer, and I thought I could get it done before I left. I was kind of in a hurry and made a couple mistakes.
This is my fairly new food processor. I can't decide if I like it. It is a Food Network Brand that I got at Kohls. I had about $100 to spend and couldn't afford a Cuisinart. This one seemed similar in horsepower and features, so I got it.
So far though, I think I liked my 15 year old Black and Decker Power Pro better. (Unfortunately, I found one of the blades all bent up after Husband had shoved a bunch of frozen food through it, making food for the sugar gliders. I told him to never do that again. The next time he made sugar glider food, the other blade turned up missing. I suspect it ended up all bent up and got thrown away.) I am still open minded about this one, as I realize some unsatisfactory results are due to operator error. Like when I hit pulse one more time making the topping for the recipe, and the crumbles turned into a dough.
Also, I could not find an 8" X 8" pan and put my cake in a 7"ish X 5"ish dish. It took longer to bake than I thought it would. So I pulled it out of the oven, took a quick pic, and ran out the door to hike.
When I returned, the whole cake was almost gone. The family liked it a lot and wanted to know when I would be making it again. Last night, I made it in an 8" X 8" pan, didn't overmix my topping, and pulled it out of the oven about 10:00. Grandma and I had a warm slice with vanilla ice cream before bed. When I got up this morning, most of the cake was gone, so I am thinking this one will be a favorite that I will make again and again.
Better things ahead for my walking?
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