This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie is being hosted by Truc of Treats and Michelle of The Beauty of Life. They were picked by lottery to thrown down on the Lemon Loaf Cake located on page 252 in Baking With Julia.
This loaf cake is actually pretty straight forward and as the directions suggest 5 minutes, one bowl, and then sit back and relax. I actually decided to switch the directions around just a bit when it came to the lemon zest. Originally the directions just said to mix with the sugar/eggs. I decided to use something that I learned in my first round of Tuesdays With Dorie, and that is rubbing the zest into the sugar to release the oils in the zest, which equals more yummy flavor. Also, I just can’t seem to pass up the opportunity to play with sugar and lemon zest, 1 – it taste yummy and 2 – the smell is fantastic :)
The cake came out perfect. It has a very tight crumb and soft but firm texture, which is very reminiscent of pound cake. The one thing that would make this different from the traditional flavor of pound cake is the definite flavor of the eggs in the batter. The flavor threw me for a second, but then I got over it because the loaf is just straight up lemony goodness.