I finally got off of my tookus a couple of weeks ago and ordered my own copy of Dorie Greenspan's Around My French Table. It arrived last Friday, and I signed up for FFWD as soon as I got back in the house. I promptly made a cup of coffee, curled up in my favourite chair and fell in love within minutes. Enough about my semi-creepy cookbook obsession though, on to this week's selection...Quatre-Quarts.
Truthfully, even though I know some French, I had no idea what Quatre-Quarts was. I was so pleased to find out it is simply a pound cake. The name translates to English as 'four quarters', and that's exactly what it is as the flour, butter, sugar and eggs are equal in mass.
Dories instructions (as always) were so easy to follow and made perfect sense. My cake turned out perfectly as written, and I chose to use the vanilla flavouring option. Even my (somewhat particular) father said that this one was a keeper, and our two and a half year old daughter thought it was the best thing ever on a Wednesday afternoon (and ran away with the piece in the photograph above less than a minute after I shot it).
I had made a batch of Meyer Lemon Curd last weekend (again, using Dorie's recipe from this same cookbook) and I have to say a spoonful of that on a wedge of this, along with a cup of hot tea is pretty much as good as it gets.
I can't wait to get started on next week's selection!
We don't post Dorie's recipes on our blog posts, but we do encourage you to buy your own copy and cook your way through it with us.