Dorie, you have won me over and I bow in homage to you!
While my Sunday's attempt at seduction did not yield the miracle results of my lounging, doing nothing, the day was not a total waste of housework and errands. I did have the time and opportunity to bake a cake.
A brown sugar bundt cake, another recipe from Dorie's Baking: From My Home to Yours.
Initially this was intended as the treat of the week for lunch boxes. A sweet cake with chunks of fruit, in this cake apples and raisins replacing the initial pears and prunes (I had the pears, but not ripe, and the family won't eat the prunes.)
My plan failed however, when by Tuesday morning, it was gone.
I think that means they liked it!
This cake was good the day off, but Dorie was again right - it was even better the next day! A sweet crumb, not dense or delicate, with the flavors of the brown sugar and butter.
I've totally given up any pretense of reading this book but instead will now be picking and choosing from various recipes as needed.
Hmmm I wonder if my next book(s) will be as good?