What a busy week! I've been totally stressed out and anxious as a direct result of my lack of time to cook, bake, take pictures, and blog. Blogging (and producing blog fodder) has become a large part of how I choose to spend my free time. Needing to slow it down this week due to life happenings has given me new insight into how much I likey this little hobby of mine.
Finally this afternoon I was able to steal a bit of time for myself in the kitchen. Friends had us over for dinner, and of course I jumped at the chance to bring dessert. I wanted to use up some leftover buttermilk, so I made Salt-Kissed Buttermilk Cake with raspberries from Heidi Swanson's site 101 Cookbooks. I love the name... I'm always down to try any baked good that's been kissed with something.
Something went wrong with this one. Our oven usually is spot-on with temps and cooking times, but I needed to about double the cooking time since the middle of the cake stayed raw for so long, even though the edges were burning. I'm guessing this happened because I used a deeper (with a smaller diameter) baking dish than was intended for the recipe. As a result, the cake was pretty dry, but my homemade whipped cream saved the day there.
Also, I wasn't a fan of the salt. It actually kinda ruined the cake for me. Others at the dinner table claimed to enjoy it, but next time I'd skip the salt. I'm always glad to try a new recipe, but I probably won't be making this one again.
You can find the recipe here.