Saturday, September 4, 2010

The School of Essential Ingredients book Cake

What's Baking?
Hosted book club and author chat here.  We read Erica Bauermeister's The School of Essential Ingredients to mixed reviews.  I thoroughly enjoyed the book because it was about food and sharing!  All appreciated the author's insight in our discussion with her.  Although there are no recipes in the book, as students are encouraged to understand the essential ingredients and go from there, Erica does have a few posted on her website.  I baked, of course, and chose Carl's White on White Cake.  I often use recipes loosely and so in this case, I added Fiori di Sicilia
(King Arthur Flour) to the icing which gave a lovely citrus taste to this soft, fluffy icing- delicious!  First time using the Fiori di Sicilia- any suggestions what to try it in next? 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The cake was delicious! -- Karen