This week, the Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi was an interesting take on a tea cake. Completely gluten-free (well, nearly in my case, I was 5g short of the right amount of corn flour so I topped up with all-purpose, am sure it wouldn’t have made a difference but you never know…), with the addition of fresh corn, it’s a not quite sweet, not quite savoury tea cake that pairs well with fresh fruit, whipped cream and/ or ice cream. It’s also a glorious colour!
The recipe calls for corn flour (not to be confused with corn starch – which is called corn flour in Australia where I just spent a week) – actual milled corn meal which you can buy but which I didn’t have (time to buy) so I ground some corn meal in my spice grinder – didn’t grind up quite as smooth as actual corn flour but it worked well.
I made 1/3 of the recipe (when minifying things it’s usually easiest to see how many eggs there are and scale it down to one egg, then divide the rest of the ingredients accordingly) which made one tiny (4-inch springform pan) cake. Perfect for a gluten-intolerant neighbour celebrating a birthday today 🙂
(note the cake is not “dressed” as it would be to eat – I would have topped with whipped cream and then the strawberries in syrup but since it was not being eaten for a few hours after I took the photo, I didn’t want it going soggy).
I tasted a few “offcuts” of this cake (it stuck a little on the bottom) and it was really delightful. Unexpected (the fresh corn kernels) and not too sweet – it would be perfect for pretty much anytime of the day!
Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Double-Corn Tea Cake on p 40 of Baking Chez Moi.
Tuesdays with Dorie participants don’t publish the recipes on our blogs, so you’re encouraged to purchase Baking Chez Moi for yourself which you can do on Amazon (this link should bring you to the Amazon store in your country) or for free worldwide shipping, buy from The Book Depository. Then join us, baking our way through the book!
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