Friday, April 20, 2007

French Yogurt Cake

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cups sugar
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • Honey
Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 350F. Generously butter a loaf pan and place the pan on a baking sheet.
Whisk together the flour, ground almonds, baking powder and salt.
Put together the sugar and zest in a medium bowl and, with your fingertips, rub the zest into the sugar until the sugar is moist and aromatic. Add the yogurt, eggs and vanilla and whisk vigorously until the mixture is very well blended. Still whisking, add the dry ingredients, then switch to a large rubber spatula and fold in the oil. You’ll have a thick, smooth batter with a slight sheen. Scrape the batter into the pan and smooth the top.
Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until the cake begins to come away from the sides of the pan;it should be golden brown and a thin knife inserted into the center will come out clean. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool for 5 minutes, then run a blunt knife between the cake and the sides of the pan. Unmold, and cool to room temperature right side up on the rack.
Pour some honey on the cake and a few slices of fresh strawberry.. =)

1 comment:

TaLi_LaDy said...

I've done it just a while ago and there is a tiny piny piece ... everyone is fighting for... lovely –easy to do cake.. thanx mai please keep them coming