I've given up the fight


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?

7 comments:

Brilynn said...

I don't even know why I bother looking at other books because I always end up back at Dorie's. I know her recipes will always turn out and they're delicious! Now get back in that kitchen and bake some more cakes!

Peabody said...

I just made a Dorie Bundt too...but I love the brown sugar one....yum!

Dorie said...

You are too funny! I can't tell you how excited and really, really pleased I am that you and your baking pals are having such fun with the recipes. Thank you!

Lis said...

I made that back when I did the spotlight on Dorie's book and I fell in love instantly - even moreso with this cake than her flourless chocolate cake! I managed to keep my around for about a 5 days or so and it was even more scruptious on that last day. Try her banana bundt cake next.. you won't be disappointed (that is if everyone likes bananas) :D
xoxo

Lis said...

How the hell did I comment after her yesterday and not realize it?? hahahahaa!! Oh wait.. you've got moderated comments, it prolly wasn't up yet. lol

xoxo

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

You are funny but this is such a good cake. I loved it with blueberries and pears.
I don't know why I've baked so much from this book other than it's just so easy to find one you want to bake and know you'll have success.

Kalyn said...

I'm not a baker at all, but I do love seeing what you guys are making!