Tuesday, August 30, 2011

TWD - Cornmeal and Fruit Loaf




 I adore cakes that are not overly sweet and contain fruit.  This week's Tuesday with Dorie recipe, chosen by Caitlin of Engineer Baker, was Cornmeal and Fruit Loaf, and ticked all of my boxes.

This cake was light, with a bit of crunch from the cornmeal, and sweetness from fresh and dried pear.



I really enjoyed this cake and would definitely make it again.  Thanks to our host, Caitlin, for choosing this recipe.  Caitlin will have the recipe on her site, or you can find it in Dorie's book.  If you want some other views on this cake, visit the LYL section of the TWD website


30 comments:

Flourchild said...

Yum it looks good! Im getting ready to bake this today!! I can't wait to try it!! Im glad you enjoyed this recipe, it looks very yummy!!

Gloria said...

I love this loaf Cake laws, look delicious!! gloria

Gloria said...

I love this loaf Cake laws, look delicious!! gloria

Kayte said...

Debating whether or not I want to make this one, the combination sounds a bit odd to me, so thought I would pop over and see what you thought. If you like it this much, I think I should give it a go. Thanks! It looks very pretty.

Lauren said...

I also adore cakes that aren't overly sweet and contain fruit! I don't think I've ever seen dried pears in a store before--I'll have to keep an eye out for them. You're always introducing me to things I've never tried!

Sunshine said...

Mmmmmm...looks delish!

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Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I also really like cakes that aren't too sweet. This looks great! :D

Jennifer said...

Your loaf looks absolutely gorgeous! Mine are cooling on the racks right now.

jillbert said...

It looks delicious! I like not-so-sweet cakes with fruit, but the cornmeal scared me away from trying this one.

yummychunklet said...

The pear in this cake sounds delicious!

Judy said...

I thought about using pears. Next time I will. Love the flavors and texture of this cake.

Happy Cook / Finla said...

Love love these. Wish i had a slice with my coffee right now.

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

I think pears are underused and underrated, don't you? Great to see a good recipe for 'em. I'm also guilty of not using cornmeal very often, so this is a welcome reminder on that front, too!

Chaya said...

It looks so good on your pretty plate. Makes me wish, I had more.

Nicole said...

Your loaf is so beautiful and golden brown. Mine got a little dark but it's very tasty.

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Pears sound lovely in this - beautiful loaf, Gaye!

Jules Someone said...

This was a good one. I'd make it again with pears for sure.

Tia said...

the plate is so cheerful - i love polkadots. I put strawberries in mine!
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Ivy said...

I love fruit cakes and this really makes me salivate and so many months away from sweets :)

spike. said...

sounds and looks just perfect!

Jeannette said...

great idea to use pear. not a lot of people like the texture but i think baked pear is just lovely!! GLAD YOU LIKED IT!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

This looks awesome! I'm super picky about my cornbread but I know I would love this!

chopinandmysaucepan said...

This will suit me fine for someone without a sweet tooth.

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Whatever i have baked with Cornmeal so far has been deliciously exciting and this loaf sure proves it again!
I like that too , jus sweet enough with some nice fruit thrown in.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love cornmeal!

Becky said...

Yours looks good and I want that plate. :) I want to try the pear version of this.

Amanda said...

I just love baking - and eating - and using cornmeal means I can pretend that whatever I make is just that little bit healthier!

The Caked Crusader said...

Looks lovely - did you eat it plain or butter it (I'd probably butter it...but that's just me!)

Cakelaw said...

Hi Crusader, I had it plain - and it was good.

Elaine said...

This loaf looks so good and sounds really interesting with the texture and taste of the cornmeal and mixture of dried and fresh pear. I really want to try this recipe.