Brown-Butter-and-Vanilla-Bean Weekend Cake
Tuesdays with Dorie group does not post the recipes as we want to support the great work of Dorie Greenspan so please purchase the book, Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere and turn to page 6 for this fun recipe!
Brown butter is always nerve racking to make. Is it ready? Is it too far? What's that smell? Is that toasty or is that burnt?
This is supposed to be baked in a loaf pan, but I couldn't get to it. I tweeted a plea for help and professional baker and author @janeofmanytrade came to the rescue. She said I could use an 8" round. Thanks Alisa!
I didn't have a vanilla bean, so I used 2 teaspoons of both Nielsen-Massey vanilla extract and vanilla paste. Do you have the paste? I love it. More economical than getting vanilla beans and you get all the yummy flakes. I also skipped the alcohol (dark rum or amaretto).
I topped mine with some powdered sugar so it didn't look so plain.
I have a bunch of other stuff to post, and I hope to get to it next month (there are some good oatmeal scones coming up).
Good luck to Dorie Greenspan and all my friends on the East Coast as you get through this snowstorm!
See you next time,
Mary the Food Librarian