I spent part of Saturday morning looking for kitchen inspiration. I’m not exactly feeling burned out, but…I don’t know. I think it’s just I don’t seem to have as much time as I’d like to devote to doing my recipe research, writing, food shopping, and taking decent pictures while it’s still light out. I either need to get another light for my light box or brighter light bulbs…Or Spring just needs to hurry up and arrive. At least it’s no longer pitch-black when I get home from work. That’s just really depressing. I remembered I had a recipe for Vanilla Butter Cake, and decided to make that:
And it gave me a chance to use these awesome little guys:
My thanks to the fine folks at OXO for the gift.
I’ve had this recipe hanging around my kitchen for a few months–It came off the back of a carton of vanilla I bought. It’s another of those “when I have the time” recipes. I would like to make this again, but with using an actual vanilla bean or vanilla bean paste…The vanilla extract gave it just a hint of artificial flavor. But still, it’s cake.
Jay wants to get back into the habit of doing tea and cake once a week (usually we save it for the end of the week, but I don’t always have time/energy/motivation during the week to whip something up).
Every time I use my Bundt pan, I think to myself, “Why don’t I use this more often?” And then I think, “Right, it’s a pain in the arse to clean, that’s why.”