TWD: Dimply Nectarine Cake
Bah! I have a nasty cold. My nose and ears are plugged up and my taste buds are on the fritz. So, while I'd like to tell you how delicious this week's TWD offering is, I really can't. I can tell you that the other people who tried it really liked it. I can also tell you that many of my fellow TWD bakers had good things to say about it too. I guess that will have to do for now.
This week's assigned Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was her Dimply Plum Cake, selected by Michelle of Bake-En. I'd seen this cake make its rounds around the blogs before, and it looked pretty good. When I hauled my sorry, sick butt into the kitchen to bake it, I realized that I didn't have enough plums for the recipe. Crap! What I did have was a case of beautiful California nectarines that a client had sent me. So, I made a Dimply Nectarine Cake instead. I also didn't have any oranges in the house, so I added a little orange flower water to my batter.
Fortunately, this was a pretty easy and straightforward recipe. I was in no mood for complicated! The process only took about an hour, from start to finish, which was about as long as I could stay awake.
If you'd like to try this cake for yourself, the recipe can be found in Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours. You can also find it on the web here and here. In the meantime, check out the TWD Blogroll to see some other great interpretations of this cake.
I'm going back to bed now. See you next week for some Creme Brulee!
Feel better soon!!
A couple of years ago a Polish-German coworker of mine kept telling me how good her mother's plum cake was and wanted me to try one and said she would have her mother bake extra ones the next tiem she visited. I remembered receiving this concoction that looked like nothing and wondered what was so great about it. Then I tried it. Wow was it good. I was so happy her mother did that for me. This looks a lot like that cake.
Hope you feel better soon!
Nectarines were a great idea, especially harmoniously tucked away in the batter, like you did!
The cake turned out wonderful! It is indeed a favorite at our house!
Your cake looks wonderful.
I ended up using apples.
Hope you're on the mend!
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