Yes, I have finally succummed to peer pressure and joined the fabulous group of people called Tuesdays with Dorie. If you haven’t heard of TWD, you must be living under a rock (just kidding). TWD is a group of people who once a week bake a recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s book: Baking, From my home to yours.
I found the book for an amazing price of less than $12 (including shipping) on ebay. So, if you want to join TWD and get the cookbook, make sure you look there first.
So, onto this week’s TWD recipe. Caitlin of Engineer Baker chose Fluted Polenta and Ricotta Cake. When I first saw the recipe, I will admit, I was extremely disappointed. The name did not sound good at all too me. I was semi-upset that the first recipe was not to my liking and that maybe I should skip this week. But since we were watching John’s sisters this weekend, I thought it would be fun to try it.
Pouring the ingredients into the mixer.
The finished product.
Hannah loved the dessert!
As did I.
Since I wasn’t sure what this was going to taste like, I just made 1/2 a recipe of this. I think that’s why my “cake” is so short. Hannah has been learning about fractions in school, so this was the perfect opportunity to practice her fractions. I think it was neat to show her a “real life” application of what she is learning in school.
I am so glad that Caitin chose this recipe, I never would have made it on my own, but it was simply delicious. It was the perfect afternoon snack. I couldn’t find figs in my town so I used some frozen strawberries. They were excellent! They melted while baking and turned into almost a jam-like consistency. Hannah thought it would also be good, to leave the strawberries out of the cake and just smear a layer of them on top.
Also, those of you that have been reading my blog for awhile, may have noticed something “new” in my pictures… I finally got “my” KA mixer back! I bought this mixer on Amazon 3 years ago for a steal of a price, but it was too tall to fit under my cabinet. So, my mother so graciously offered to let me borrow her KA (a much smaller = shorter model) until I moved and I had a space for it. Well, I have been cooking/baking so much lately I have really been thinking how nice it would be to have my bigger KA mixer. So, this weekend, I went to my mom’s house and stole asked nicely for an old desk that she wasn’t really using. At the same time, we switched KA’s back. I put the desk under the big window in my kitchen, I think it looks pretty good? The desk is the perfect size for mixer, cookbook, and whatever I am measuring. I love it!
Recipe after the break.