Friday, September 12, 2008

French Yogurt Cake With Marmalade Glaze

I realized yesterday that it had been about a week since I baked anything out of Baking From My Home to Yours, and to me that was unacceptable.  I let the book fall open and this recipe stared up at me.  Not only did I already have all of the ingredients, I love marmalade more than just about anything else you can put on toast.  I was instantly sold.

This makes a nice little loaf cake, one which I'm sure would be perfect for afternoon tea.  Which, by the way, I really wish was a custom in our culture.  What's better than a  little break for tea and cake in the middle of the afternoon?  

(from Baking From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan)
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup ground almonds (or another 1/2 cup flour - I used almonds)
2 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
1 cup sugar
zest of 1 lemon
1/2 cup plain yogurt
3 large eggs
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup marmalade (the recipe says to strain it, but I like the orange peel!)
1 tsp water

Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" loaf pan.
Whisk together the four, almonds, baking powder, and salt.
In a separate bowl, rub the zest and sugar together with your fingers until the sugar is very fragrant.
Add the yogurt, eggs, and vanilla and whisk vigorously until well-blended.
Add the dry ingredients and mix with the whisk, then switch to a rubber spatula and fold in the oil.
Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, until golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Transfer to a rack to cool.
For the glaze, heat the water and marmalade until liquefied, then brush over the cake.
Slice and serve.


Ellen said...

I made this before I was blogging and it was unreal. My first Dorie recipe and not my last!

Maria said...

I haven't made this one yet. Can't wait to try it out. I am the same way. I have to make something from my Dorie book weekly or I get depressed:) I just love it!

Steph said...

I love the orange peel too! The yogurt cake looks amazing. I can't wait to make it when I get some yogurt.

Joelen said...

This looks great! In fact, when you mentioned tea, it reminded me that you could totally submit this to the English Tea Party blogging event I'm hosting. You can read more about it on the left sidebar of my blog and I hope you can participate!

Colleen said...

I always appreciate a recommendation from Dorie's book...there is so much in there I can never choose! This one looks great!

Jaime said...

i love marmalade too. can't wait to make this cake for TWD

emdot said...

This was delicious and perfect for breakfast. Thanks for sharing your tasty food. :)

Vera said...

I know this cake :) It's delicious and very simple to make.

Mom said...

Sounds yummy--just the thing to use my elderberry marmalade from Ikea!