Lessons learned while making a Lemon cake

More specifically, while making Molly Wizenberg's French-Style Yogurt Cake with Lemon (p.204-205).

1. If you have been imagining the fact that you own a cake pan, you can use a pie plate. Again, the pie plate to the rescue!

2. Cooking near the cook book results in lemon juice stains. This makes the cook book feel used and loved.

3. Chris is a very good cake flipper.

4. When checking to see if the cake is done, make sure you stick the toothpick in the center of the cake too. If not, it might start sinking in while cooling.

5. Do not use both syrup and icing on this cake. Molly suggests using both, but admits that you can get by with one- I would definitely recommend skipping the syrup and only using the icing.

6. Chris likes soggy cakes. I do not. Therefore, our work friends will be sampling this lemon-y goodness tomorrow.

P.S. How cute is that spoon? When we moved in together, we realized we had no silverware and hit up the Salvation Army for a random assortment of utensils at $.50 each. That spoon is one of my favorites.

1 comment:

Britt said...

I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to see that you're enjoying this book so much!