|TWD ~ Baking Chez Moi ~ Brown Butter and Vanilla Bean Weekend Cake|
Another Tuesday, another terrific dessert! This week, for Tuesdays with Dorie, we made a wonderfully easy and delicious cake! It's called a "Weekend Cake". According to Dorie, the French call this type of cake a weekend cake because it lasts all weekend! I love the French name: Gateaux de Voyage, which translates to travel or weekend cake. This is the kind of cake you bake, and then take with you on a picnic or to a friend’s house. Everything sounds so much more elegant in French!
As luck would have it, we were invited to a get-together on Sunday. It was a “Souper Bowl” party, and yes I know…I did spell it right! This party had nothing to do with football, and everything to do with soup. Everyone invited brought a pot of their favorite soup, along with some bread, and dessert! Lucky for me I had a lovely travel cake on the agenda! Along with my Manhattan clam chowder, I brought Dories’ “Brown Butter and Vanilla Bean Weekend Cake”. Since I was serving it for dessert, I also brought some whipped cream, and raspberries to dress it up…not that it needed it! It was a perfectly delightful dessert to end a marvelous day with friends!
This cake was also heavenly with my afternoon tea! Whichever way you prefer it…I’m sure you will love it!
|Dorie is right...the next day it was better!|
The ingredients were simple everyday ingredients that you would normally find in your pantry or fridge. Butter, flour, eggs, sugar, vanilla, salt and baking powder, I even had the heavy cream handy. The weather was quite cold here, with a lot of snow…a perfect day for baking! The cake whipped up quickly. First, browning the butter, watching it closely so it doesn’t burn. Whisk the flour, salt and baking powder together. Then whisk the eggs into the sugar…now whisk the wet ingredients into the flour mixture. Stir in the browned butter; pour into a 9x5 loaf pan and bake. That’s it folks!
Dorie does suggest wrapping the cake overnight in plastic wrap, so the flavors can meld. An essential step for this cake…the flavors were much better the second day! Happy Tuesday, everyone!!
You can find this recipe in Dorie Greenspan’s new cookbook, “Baking Chez Moi”. Do yourself a favor and get a copy! We are asked not to publish the recipes we bake each week, however in this case it has already been shared. You can find it here. To see what the other bakers thought of this recipe check it out here.
|Browned butter or Beurre noisette…the aroma is divine|
|Ready to bake|
|Gateaux de Voyage or Weekend Cake…amazing!|