Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Needing Sunshine, Finding Lemons, Making Cake . . .

I'm sequestered with a pile of research papers, in between forays out to attend meetings. Little time for blogging, sadly, but I remember promising to share the simple, delicious recipe I found online for a Lemon Cornmeal cake. In fact, since I can't ethically copy the recipe here, I'll just send you over to the source at YumSugar. The only change I made is adding finely chopped fresh rosemary to the batter, inspired by a marvellous and much richer Lemon Cornmeal Cake we'd enjoyed earlier at a friend's. The friend was kind enough to scan and send along to me his recipe, taken from the pages of Tom's Big Dinners, a cookbook I'm putting on my Want list. But that version has a 1/2 cup of butter AND 2/3 cup mascarpone AND 1/4 cup heavy cream AND 4 eggs! No wonder it tasted so damn good.

The version I made was easily mixed together with a healthy 2 eggs, cup of buttermilk, and just over 1/4 cup of olive oil -- still a very tasty treat. Let me know if you try it!

Now back to my marking. . . But you know I was thinking of you. . .

16 comments:

  1. I love anything with lemons. That lemon cornmeal cake sounds wonderful.

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  2. As one of those who asked you for the recipe, many thanks - I look forward to trying it at the weekend.
    And congratulations to all on the new baby's arrival, and health, happiness and all that's good to Harriet herself.

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    1. Thank you! I'll pass the good wishes along to our little girl. And I hope you enjoy the cake. . .

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  3. Lemon and cornmeal - a delicious-sounding combination. Lemon is one of our favorite flavors at Pondside.

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    1. It really is nice -- the olive oil makes a nice addition.

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  4. I do love a good lemon cake, so I'll have to give this one a try sometime soon. I hope the grading goes quickly. I just got through one stack of papers last night, but I still have another to go before finals start coming in on Monday.

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    1. Not quickly enough. Still on it, and then once the research papers are done, there are the final exams, of course. . .

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  5. Sounds delicious. Lemon, cornmeal and rosemary. Yum.

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    1. I know! I love lemon and rosemary together.

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  6. I love anything lemony...
    especially cake!
    The texture must be good with the addition of the cornmeal.

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    1. The cornmeal really does make for a wonderful texture.

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  7. I love lemon, but unfortunately I'm the only one in my house who does. But I'm bookmarking that recipe for my "what-to-take-to-potlucks" file.

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    1. It's perfect for potlucking -- yummy, but quick to pull together, generally from ingredients already in the cupboards (and I suppose you could pluck the lemons from your little tree!)

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  8. Hi Mater, I actually made this cake (or a version of it) shortly after you mentioned it the first time - very nice!

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