Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Cornmeal & Berry Cakes

I’m currently walking a portion of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela – follow along on Instagram!

I made this week’s recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie (Cornmeal and Berry Cakes) twice. It’s so simple and a great way to take advantage of summer’s bounty of berries! Dorie’s recipe calls for making four mini loaves but here in France I don’t have mini loaf pans so I improvised both times.  The first time,  I made 6 cupcakes using one quarter the recipe – these were lovely and light and fluffy and the lemon glaze helped keep them moist for a couple of days.

Little corn and berry cakes from Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.comThe only problem is you can’t fit in that many berries when they are this small…

Cornmeal and berry cupcakes from Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.comThe next time I made the recipe, I made the full-sized recipe for a Bastille Day dinner which went down a treat. Again, no loaf pans so I made one round cake which worked pretty well…

Cornmeal and berry cakes from Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.comLemon glaze, lemon zest and more fresh berries topped this off perfectly. I’ll be making it again – it does lend itself to any sort of berry and I’d love to try with blueberries – I think it would look so pretty!  This is a winning recipe – light and flavourful with a subtle crunch from the polenta. Also, highly adaptable in terms of the pans you use to bake it in as well as the fruit you use.

Get the recipe for Dorie’s Cornmeal and Berry Cakes here or on p 154 of Baking Chez Moi.

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14 Responses to Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Cornmeal & Berry Cakes

  1. Kim July 26, 2016 at 17:37 #

    Oh My!! I want to do the walk!! Please let us know how it goes 🙂

    • Mardi Michels July 27, 2016 at 01:15 #

      It’s tough going (and we’re just doing 1/4 of it!). Check out my posts on Instagram to see why!

      • Mr. Neil July 28, 2016 at 07:24 #

        Ummm, more like 1/20th.

        • Mardi Michels July 28, 2016 at 10:01 #

          We’re doing around 180k of the 790 official km that are the Camino Francés…

  2. Zosia July 26, 2016 at 21:42 #

    Your cakes look perfect, both large and small. I hope you’re having a great time on the walk.

  3. Cakelaw July 27, 2016 at 04:42 #

    These look wonderful Mardi – it was such a delicious fresh way to showcase summer berries. Enjoy your walking holiday!

    • Mardi Michels July 28, 2016 at 00:53 #

      Thanks! I’ll be keeping these in mind when I am NOT walking and back in the kitchen!

  4. Nicole July 27, 2016 at 06:42 #

    Your cakes look amazing, but then everything you make looks that way! Enjoy your trip… Europe is always so inspiring.

  5. Margaret @approachingfood July 28, 2016 at 01:02 #

    Ooh, walking the camino! Am so jelly! Enjoy, and post lots of pics! Speaking of pics, your cakes look super delicious in both forms!

  6. Diane Zwang July 28, 2016 at 22:36 #

    Love to keep up with your travels in France. Yes make these with blueberries I did and it was great. Looks like I need to make that glaze.

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