Cooking Thru Magazines: Recipe #1

I have so many magazines that I am saving for recipes - it's a little absurd. Never mind all the cookbooks I never use. So I decided to clean out my magazine collection and cook my way through the recipes. Starting with Bon Appetit, May 2012, I baked a yummy French Yogurt Cake last night. We served it with fresh berries and it was a hit. This recipe is a keeper.

I'm even thinking I'll have some for breakfast today. Here is the recipe, I followed it exactly.

French Yogurt Cake
8 servings

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a standard loaf pan with nonstick vegetable oil spray. Dust with flour; tap out excess. Whisk 1 1/2 cups flour, 2 tsp. baking powder and 3/4 tsp. kosher salt in a medium bowl. Using your fingers, rub 1 cup sugar with 1 Tbsp. finely grated lemon zest in a large bowl until sugar is moist. Add 3/4 cup whole-milk Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 2 large eggs and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract; whisk to blend. Fold in dry ingredients just to blend. Pour batter into prepared pan; smooth top. Bake until top of cake is golden brown and a tester inserted into center comes out clean, 50-55 minutes. Let cake cool in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Invert onto rack; let cool completely.

Easy peasy.

Ellen Martin

I'm a west-coast mama of two little ones, 15 months apart. This is our family story with reviews and recommendations along the way. Thanks for joining our journey.


Anonymous said...

Looks so good! I'm just starting a blog piece about cooking my way through a new cook book. All the while ignoring all the ones I have ignored. I should probably go back through like you did.

Ellen Martin said...

Yah, I'm basically making a rule: No new Magazine subscriptions or cookbooks till I get thru a few of the ones I have. We'll see how long I last!