Saturday, February 26, 2011

honey-lime cornmeal breakfast cake


















organized apartment, sleeping in, new recipe, shopping downtown, a wedding gig at an amazing venue today - oh my GOSH i love this day.

this post is dedicated to my ladies heather and jarcy - two fellow lime lovers.

inspired by this recipe, i got a little crazy and sailed uncharted seas with a little ingredient alteration to include honey and whole wheat flour. following the jarcy mantra that "anything a lemon can do, a lime can do better" i used my brain and altered the already delicious lemon concoction to contain limes! all i'm going to say is...you really need to try it.

i'm not trying to brag.

but i am.

it's REAL good.

just go ahead and start zesting limes now.


















if you have a cast iron skillet, definitely make it in that. otherwise, preheat your oven to 350 and butter/flour a 9 inch cake pan!

combine:

1.25 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

in another bowl, combine:

1 cup buttermilk (don't have any? add a tbs of lemon juice to milk and let sit 5 min.s!)
3 medium eggs
1 tbsp lime zest
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter
1/2 cup honey (a little less if you're worried about sweetness)


whisk the two sets of ingredients together lightly until lumps dissolve. pour into cake pan and bake for 25-30 minutes (or when a cake tester comes out clean.)

while that's happening, get out your trivet - maybe even put it on a little fabric and make it picture-ready, get a little snarky apparently... and whip up a little glaze.

glaze:

3 tbs lime juice
1 cup powdered sugar

(this made a tart glaze which i wanted to contrast the sweetness of the cake with the honey. if you want more sugar, add it, though. i also included some pulp in here - the more lime the better! BRING IT!!!!!)




















when the little baby is done, let it cool on a rack for 10 minutes then poke a bunch of holes in it with a cake tester or fork and pour the glaze over. allow to sit another 30 and DIG IN! keep this well sealed and it will last a few days on your counter!

so good.

no joking.

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