My Ode to the Lemon

Thursday, June 14, 2007

I love lemon. How could you not like this wonder citrus?! Lemon is great. And it is just filled with talent - such a multi-purpose food product. It is excellent with both sweet and savory foods, and it is sour! Wow. Party in the mouth. I love lemon on fish, veggies, lemon drops, Lemonhead candy, lemon curd, lemon bars, and lemonade. And it can make you feel better when you have a sore throat (along with another awesome ingredient - honey).

On top of that, I love the Bundt cake. It is just a perfect shape for a baked good, don't you think? It is also very easy to glaze and transport.

So, I thought I would try to combine two of my favorite things and make a Lemon Bundt Cake! I used the cake recipe from the Food Network and the glaze from About.com. I also got to use my cool new microplane zester to get me some lemon zest!

It turned out okay. For some reason, I have this big hole in the cake...I'm sure it was overmixing or undermixing or strange levening agent action. It's also not as moist as I would like... I'm going to need to do some research with Cookwise and figure out what happened. But the glaze is pretty tangy and lemony so it can't be that bad!

Next up, I'm going to try that massive chocolate cake again (previously the "Almost Chocolate Cake") and I'm going to try the most feared baking item: the pie crust. Wish me luck!
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3 comments:

Sunshine said... [Reply to comment]

I'm drooling at the ref desk. MMMM. Can I have a piece. When will you start mailorder? :)

Brian said... [Reply to comment]

Seriously! I'll take a slice of the lemon cake and half of the super chocolate cake. Please same-day FedEx it.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Not fair to show us all the great photos without free samples. I'm so hungry!!!!!!!!!!! The McCabe Cookie Monster

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