Friday, January 20, 2017

Lemon Drizzle Cake

January was my first bake with the Cake Slice Bakers, and one of this month's choices was just the solution to the chocolate overload that Christmas brought.  This year we're baking from Roger Pizey's World Class Cakes, and I opted for the Lemon Drizzle Cake.  I followed the recipe exactly, except substituting regular granulated sugar for the superfine sugar called for.  

The cake had a great lemon taste, and the drizzle really did add something special to both the taste and the moistness.  As you can see from the picture, I had a little problem with it sticking to my pan.  Greasing and flouring the pan should solve that problem.




It was a really easy recipe to put together and would be perfect for a brunch or for afternoon company.  I could also imagine giving it as a gift.  My family really enjoyed it!


Saturday, January 14, 2017

King Arthur Bake Along, January


January's King Arthur Bake Along was for pizza rolls.   Last Saturday's snowy day seemed like the perfect opportunity to set dough to rise, turn on the oven and produce something special for my crew. The recipe uses milk in the dough, which I was a little suspect of.  However, it worked out great. It was much stretchier and sturdier than the dough I usually use.  No unexpected tears, easy to roll into a consistent thickness, and relatively easy to shape into a rectangle.  Definitely a recipe to save and try again.



http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/pizza-party-buns-recipe.