July 9, 2006
We lost...I need comfort food...I need limes or lemons, they are my comfort foods. And don't get me started about Zidane. I am so mad at him right now, he let down his team mates, his country and his career because he thought with his "ego" (we'll use this word today) rather than his head. Stupido...oh yeah and Barthez...
Congrats to the Italians...but I will keep my cake to myself and not share nahnahnah.
Here is a recipe for a Lemon Cake Mousseline that I found here a few days ago and kept in mind in case of a loss. The recipe is a winner:
This recipe comes from Francoise Bernard who has written several books on traditional French cuisine. The cake is tender, almost like a mousse.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Baking time: 50 minutes
200 gr. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
200 gr. sugar
pinch of salt
1 lemon, zest and juice
100 gr. softened butter
1/2 cup milk
In the bowl of a mixer, cream butter and sugar, add the eggs, one at a time, add the lemon juice and zest. Scrape the bowl to make sure all the ingredients are well mixed. Add the flour, baking powder alternating with the milk. Mix on medieum speed for a couple of minutes to bring air into the mix.
Pour into a buttered cake pan and bake at 360 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes. If the top of the cake seems to get too dark, cover with foil until the cake is done.