With only four ingredients (in equal quantities of each), this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (p 434) was a cinch to whip up. “Quatre quarts” – four quarters in French – is a French version of the traditional pound cake. Of course, it being January and all, I didn’t think Neil and I needed a whole pound cake in the house, so I divided the recipe up and made two mini quatre-quarts in tiny springform pans
It’s all you really need in a household of 2
And really, there’s not much to say about these. I was really pleased with how they came out. If you can believe it, I have never made a pound cake before but now I have, I know how easy they are. This was really good. A reminder of how simple things can sometimes be the best. It was buttery and fluffy and it even tasted great the following day zapped in the microwave for about 30 seconds. It’s definitely best warm.
In fact it was so good we never even added any fruit, jam, honey or cream/ ice cream. But I bet it would have been good. Next time….
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