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Spring is always a busy time of year for our family. Birthdays, end of school activities, baby showers, gardening, blogging and family visits. So much squeezed into such a short time. I take all these things seriously! This year, I lost my good grandmother status. I bought the gift, and had my suitcases packed to visit my grandsons in Atlanta. We were leaving on the 20th, but my grandson R’s birthday is the 17th. Since his brothers birthday is on the 30th, we have a birthday week celebration. Cake, singing, candles and gifts! However, I never forget to call on their day! That is, until this year! What kind of grandmother forgets to call her grandson on his birthday. The kind that was packing, planting her garden, baking, photographing and writing her FF post. Also, wrapping the gifts for a baby shower she was attending. I really didn’t forget the date. I just didn’t realize, that day was the 17th. I thought I had another day. Thankfully, I didn’t miss talking to him on his birthday…a little birdie called me. That brings me to this week. With all the craziness going on, I lost track of my Tuesdays with Dorie post. I thought I still had another week. I have to get myself a calendar that yells at me!!
|A fancy Berry Shortcake|
I did have some problems with this recipe. It seemed to not make enough batter to fill my bundt pan. It also bubbled quite a bit, and there was no mention to stir the dough down before placing it in the pan. My first one deflated when I put it in the oven. That’s when I pulled up the video from PBS Baking with Julia with David Blom, and viewed it. It was quite informative. I followed the recipe in the video, increasing the volume. The most helpful thing I got from the video, was to stir down the dough before putting it into the baking pan. My Savarin came out beautiful. It was also delicious. Mine didn’t soak as much liquid as I would have liked but, with the whipped cream and berries, you couldn’t tell. This was like a fancy berry shortcake. I loved the rich texture of this yeast cake and, am looking forward to giving it another try.
So, even though I’m late, I’m really glad I got this one done….Happy Tuesday, oh I mean Thursday everyone! And a Happy Birthday to my grandson’s R and C!!
If you’d like to give this a try, here’s a link to the Savarin recipe and the Baba recipe.
|Batter rising in baking pan|
|Cake with syrup spooned over it|
|I ate a piece for breakfast|
|Just plain good!!|