We spent yesterday on the Inter-City express train from Berlin to Poznań; I thought that I would make this cake last night, but just couldn’t get motivated. So here is my Tuesday offering – Lemon Canadian Crown and my first attempt at making ladyfingers. Now that I know how easy they are, a tiramisu can’t be far behind.
I suspect that I got less volume in my ladyfinger batter and in my lemon mousse than I should have. The whisk attachment on an immersion blender had to stand in for my Kitchen Aid, but I did have enough little cakes to line the spring form pan.
The lemon curd took much longer than 15 minutes to thicken. Mendy mentioned 25 minutes – in my case, I’d say at least 30 – probably more.
The one white powdered substance that I didn’t bring with me was powdered sugar. I had to make two trips out to find some. The first to Carta Polska, just around the corner, kind of a convenience store. They only had regular sugar; so I was off to Piotr i Paweł, the supermarket in the mall.
I took time to check out a Christmas ornament shop in the mall while I was there. I had to get a box of the red capped mushroom ornaments because they looked just like the one my husband saw on a Polish golf course this summer. Until then, I thought these cute little things (which are VERY poisonous) only existed in children’s picture books or as yard art.
Ed: Really delicious.
Lisa: If I were Rachel (her younger sister who has always been fond of sour sweets), I would love this. It’s OK, but not the kind of thing I would normally eat.
Lois: Overall, the cake comes across as delicate and deceptively light.
Bison: I expected it to be like cheesecake, but it’s so light and full of flavor. I’ve never tasted anything like it in my life.
Unlike my other blog posts, as part of the Heavenly Cake Bakers, I don’t post recipes from this book on the Internet. One of the reasons for this baking group is to encourage readers to purchase the cookbook. That strategy worked on me! After follow the group’s baking adventures for a couple of months, I ordered a copy from Amazon because I wanted join in.