Tuesday, September 2, 2014
TWD: Oven-Roasted Nectarine Cake
Alright..two in a row!
This week's TWD was to make Oven-Roasted Plum Cakes. In the book, they look super pretty! They are baked in individual soufflé cups. I didn't have those, so instead, I made a cake in an 8 inch square cake pan. Also, the market didn't have any plums! Ackk! So I used two nectarines instead. I was so lucky too. They only had 6 left. Whew.
It didn't come out that pretty. Some of the nectarine halves were being enveloped by the cake. Also, it was kind of hard to eat because the nectarine would just coming flying out. So, I cut the cake into quarters and then cut the quarters into quarters. So much easier.
I had a piece shortly after baking and I have to say, it was awful. The nectarines tasted like steamed chestnuts and the cake was kind of dry with not much flavor. But! I had it the next day and the flavors melded together much better. The nectarine tasted more like sweet nectarine preserves and the cake soaked up all the nectarine/brown sugar syrup. Yum.
For the recipe, see Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan. You can also watch the video here. Also, check out the TWD's blogroll for more beautiful cakes!