Monday, March 30, 2009
When you are not waking up to a gorgeous man beside you, this might be the next best thing. During assignment time, instead of the usual all-nighter, I prefer to pull an earlybird-er (is that even a word??). My brain usually works better on odd hours. But after a long day at work, my brain usually shuts down, so I prefer to catch up on my beauty sleep, and wake up really early instead and try to cram in as much research or typing as I can before I go to work. Other than that, all nighters usually equals to my face on top of the keyboard during the day anyways.. so I don't think I want to loose my job over uni. In the spirit of assignment week, I made a morning teacake to pull me from my blanket in the morning. Especially lately the mornings has becoming colder by the day. I smell winter is around the corner.
I bought Dorie Greenspan's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours from Amazon a month ago and been waiting for just the right moment to use it. One of the very first recipe that caught my eye was the plum dimply teacake. I first intended to make this recipe when I still have some apricots in the fridge, but never got around to it until the apricots went mushy. So this time, equipped with 7 almost over-ripenned plum, I'm determine to make this recipe before another fruit get wasted in my pantry.
The recipe is a breeze to make and it doesn't require fancy ingredients, the plums were as fancy as it gets, the other ingredients are basically staples in a typical home baker's pantry. It made quite generous servings. I divided mine in 2 medium sized loaf pan since the only rectangle pan I have still have lasagna in them.
Paired with a pot of tea or coffee, this teacake makes the perfect treat to waking up at 4 or 5am in the morning.
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