Tuesday, April 17, 2012

TWD- Lemon Loaf Cake

Before I spent the 11 bucks on a microplane lemon zester, this was the kind of recipe I would have loathed.  I used to hate zesting lemons and this recipe with the zest of 3 large lemons would have killed me without my zester wizard.  If you don't have one of these, run, don't walk, to get one.  You will take on recipes with lemon zest with a smile.

This recipe was easy and straight forward, but I did have some baking issues.  I made a bonehead move of not lowering the temp on my oven to 325 since I was using a dark pan. As a result, the outsides baked faster than the inside and I had to bake the cake 70 minutes to get the cake done on the inside.  This of course resulted in a somewhat dry cake.  But that hasn't stopped me from eating it.  Since I had 1/2 cup of cream leftover, I used it to make the ice cream from BWJ on page 411 (minus the cinnamon).  That was very tasty.


I forgot to bring my eggs to room temp - so I put them in a glass of lukewarm water for a quick solution. Notice my hero - the microplane lemon zester!


Out of the oven!


With some homemade ice cream. That helped to moisten my dry cake.

6 comments:

PearlSugar said...

I love my microplane, too! They were less expensive before the industry caught on, though, when they were called rasps and you could only buy them at the hardware store!

dashofsaltandpaper said...

Looks beautiful! Mine was dry, too. Ice cream sounds like a great solution.

baker in disguise said...

Home made ice-cream.. you lucky thing!!!

Cher Rockwell said...

My microplane gets a lot of use - zest, nutmeg, cheese that needs to be grated fine, chocolate...
Mmmm. Ice cream :-)

Marlise said...

I used to use a box grater before I got my Microplaner. My knuckles would take a beating. Now the Microplaner is such a delight to use that I frequently grate too much because I am enjoying it so much. Nice looking loaf!

Cathleen said...

Thank the gods for the Microplane!