This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies was perfect for my entertaining needs this past weekend. Dear friends were driving through Toronto and had made plans to stop to see me around 2pm so I thought what better than to greet them with some baked goods (and rosé, local strawberries and cheese and fresh baguette)?. I haven’t been well for the past week (commonly known as end-of-term-itis… teachers will understand when your body just can’t go on any more in June!) so this easy recipe from Dorie’s Cookies was just what I needed.
These are a mash-up of two recipes I love: almond-meringue topping, which I usually use on fruit tarts and (a variation of the) Swedish Visiting Cake, which is usually unadorned […] The cake is supremely satisfying and the topping is unusual in that it bakes to a meringue finish, but there’s no whipping involved. You just mix egg whites and confectioners’ sugar together — I do it with my fingers — swish sliced almonds around in the mix and spread it over the batter. The oven does all the work.
I’ve never actually heard of a Swedish Visiting Cake before – it seems it’s the kind of cake you can make when guests drop in at the last minute because it only takes a few minutes to make. This certainly came together in no time and, of course, I minified it 😉
I used two mini loaf pans to make 1/3 of the recipe and it was the perfect snacking cake (I have trouble calling this a “bar” because it’s really a cake…) for my visiting friends and for us, through the week.
I’ll remember this next time I have last minute guests or simply when I want to bring an unfussy dessert/ treat to school – it’s the perfect not-too-sweet, easy to make recipe that you can make in a brownie tin or loaf tins for a more traditional “cake”. A delightful discovery!
Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Swedish Visiting Cake Bars on page 87 of Dorie’s Cookies.
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