Friday, January 20, 2012

Quatre-Quarts French Fridays with Dorie

Oh so yummy.  Oh so good.  Oh so easy.  Oh so in the freezer before I eat it all....

But on to the recipe - a really good one to have if you need to throw together a quick cake.  Or if you have a grandson that LOVES vanilla-flavored anything.  However, I used the Armagnac Cognac (to justify the expense in last week's chicken).  I did have to cook it about 5 minutes longer, but it's probably my oven and not the recipe instructions.

                                            Getting ready to throw it all together


                                        Into the oven / Out of the oven / Cooling time

To me, it tastes a little like a cross between a pound cake and a sponge cake.  It tasted very eggy right after it cooled down.  It tasted only slightly eggy the next morning.  I know so cause I ate 3/8 of that cake in 2 days.  Which then caused  me to go on Amazon and order 2 exercise DVDs.  I find them so much easier to store than exercise equipment.

This, my second link to French Fridays with Dorie, was another keeper recipe from Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan.  And I'm so glad I decided to join this group, that I ...yes, I did it, I joined Tuesdays with Dorie.


  1. Ha ha! Good luck with those exercise videos! :)

  2. Your cake looks great. Mine came out gooey in the middle and I used a teaspoon of both vanilla and cognac - wonder if that's what caused my problem in the middle? Will make a note to cook it an extra 5 minutes. Your so right about storing DVDs, funny!

  3. I had a hard time keeping my hands off the cake too! Yours looks delicious!

  4. Good luck with those videos!
    Glad you found another use for that Armagnac :-)

  5. I'm always throwing cakes in my freezer, only to fish them out a week later and finish what's there. It's bad. Your cake looks great, though! Good for you for joining TwD. I don't have the nerve. I'd eat too much cake. I look forward to following your progress!

  6. I used the Armagnac too - needed to justify the expense to my spouse. How did the cake freeze? The cake held well on the counter for about 4 days in our house. Looking forward to TWD with you!

  7. I loved this easy cake too! Nice job!