Friday, May 13, 2011

May Things.

1. Baking
I have an obsession with baking...and with cooking blogs, and cookbooks, and all things kitchen related...and i found this book on sale for $4! I'm excited to try making tarts!

Two of my besties came over last night and we watched movies and ate strawberries over freshly baked cornmeal cake (the recipes a keeper for sure)

Cornmeal Cake

1 ¼ cups cake flour
6 Tbs fine yellow cornmeal
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt

½ cup milk, preferably whole
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp grated lemon zest
2 T lemon juice

Mix dry ingredients together.
Mix vanilla and milk together and set aside.
With electric beaters, cream butter, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, juice, and milk mixture together. Beat in dry ingredients.
Bake in a 9" round cake pan for 30-35min at 325 degrees F

Serve warm with fresh fruit of your choice (my favorite is strawberries)

P.S. this cake is delicious served warm with jam for breakfast :)

2. Growing Up
My best friend and I made a trip to the DMV to pick up my new license!
And two of my good friends moved into their own apartment on Monday.

3. Books
The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
At the Bottom of the River by Jamaica Kincaid


Peter Arthur said...

That cake looks really good! And it's funny you mentioned getting a new license... I lost my license like a week ago and got a new one today.

Danae Gillespie said...

Glad you're legal again!
And yes, the cake was delicious.