Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thursday with Dorie - Plum Dimple Cake

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,  
Who comforts us in all our affliction 
so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction 
with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God."
 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

No matter how hard I try I can't seem to be on time hardly ever any more. Life with a two year old in tow is just not very easy. So I was lamenting to my youngest daughter about not having my Tuesday with Dorie ready until Thursday, and she says, "Mom ... it doesn't matter about the day, because it's just a play on the title of the book Tuesday with Morie." That was so comforting ... really.

So, this week I'm ready on Thursday, but that is still TWD. I decided that the only way to get the cake made was to have Emily help. She is getting so good at doing things. One of her favorite phrases is "Baby try!?"

I had decided that I wanted to put the plums in skin side up. For one thing I wanted to plum juices to go into the cake. And also, I think it is more traditionally done that way. Otherwise, why is it called dimple cake. That's how you get the dimples.
When all was said and done I think that either I cooked it too long - 40 minutes - or else it is actually a very dry cake. I'll never know as I don't think I'll make it again. But I must say that it certainly smelled good. It has a wonderful fragrance. Perhaps what it needed was to have a syrup poured over it.
I added coarse sugars on top, and I liked the results of that.

"I never think of the future. It comes soon enough."
Albert Einstein


Barbara said...

What a darling helper! My cake was dry, too. Syrup -- great idea!

"Baby try!" My little sister Kathy used to say, "Kassie do it!"

(Her oldest child is finishing up high school, so that was a while ago...but we all still remember it.)

SiHaN said...

woah.. you sure beat the conventions.. skin side up indeed! and the final product looks awesome!