This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is the Brown-Butter-and-Vanilla-Bean Weekend Cake. It is the very first recipe in Baking Chez Moi. It doesn't require many ingredients, but it makes a pretty tasty cake. I think that the rum was a little overpowering for my taste, so if I were to make it again, I'd omit it completely.
I liked the blurb that accompanied this recipe where Dorie stated that "when the French say the word cake, they almost invariably mean a loaf cake. The word gâteau is usually saved for round cakes and for fancier cakes -- except when the cake in question is a gâteau voyage, a 'travel cake.'"
Being the first recipe not only in the book, but also the "Simple Cakes" section, this really was an easy cake to put together. All I did was combine everything and hope for the best! Brown butter smells so good...so does vanilla sugar...
Luckily the results were pretty good.
I like seeing the specks of vanilla beans in this cake.
Brown-Butter-and-Vanilla-Bean Weekend Cake recipe on page 6 of Baking Chez Moi.