*Those watching Charlie and Lola will totally get this sentence. It's very Lolaesque.
Monday, January 04, 2010
Julia Child, take 2: Gateau à l'orange
Along with reading more this year, I'm cooking more. Well, I'm probably cooking the same amount but I'm trying more new recipes and many of them I expect will come from my newest cookbook - Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Tonight's recipe, gateau à l'orange (a.k.a. orange sponge cake). It is extremely very awesome honestly*. And it only took one orange to pack in all that orange flavor goodness. At this time of year who doesn't have oranges in the house? The recipe wasn't that difficult. To illustrate the ease of the recipe let me just say I was able to make the cake in the late afternoon while Henry was underfoot on a day when the little man had had no nap. But, my note for next time will be to fully incorporate the whipped egg whites. I was perhaps a touch too gentle and that left us with a final product that has some sections of egg white cake. Whoops.