|Quarter-Quarts cake with peach preserves|
I wasn't sure about the Quarter-Quarts cake, it sounded kind of boring. It was very easy, though, and I already had all of the ingredients on hand. I put it together while my M. Jacques Armagnac Chicken was in the oven, and slid the cake in as soon as the chicken came out. When the cake was done, I put it on the drying rack and went back to the living room to watch football. All of the sudden, the brown sugar popped into my head! I had completely forgotten to put it on top of the cake before I slid it into the oven. So much for the nice glaze.
|Missing brown sugar topping|
I hurried into the kitchen and put the brown sugar on. For some reason I thought maybe if the cake was still warm enough the sugar would melt. It didn't work at all. Then, I thought maybe I could use the blow torch to melt the sugar. That didn't work very well either! It mainly burned and didn't really glaze, although it did add some interesting texture to the cake. Luckily, because I was worried about the cake being dry, I already had a topping planned. I made some peach freezer jam this summer and it didn't set up at all (still don't understand why!) but it does make a great topping for pancakes and was an excellent sauce for the cake. All said, we definitely enjoyed this cake. Paul, especially, really liked the simplicity.
|Bruleeing the sugar didn't quite work|
|Apple cake and marmalade|
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