Keep calm and bake, my new motto. I had all the ingredients for this week’s assignment for Every Day Dorie. The plan was to take this to a dinner party but it was cancelled due to the coronovirus outbreak. No matter I baked it anyway and shared it with my in-laws. Now comes the funny part. My in-laws are used to my Baking Chez Moi recipes and have come accustomed to fancy French cooking. This everyday cake was a step down for them. My father-in-law said “she has made better”, he didn’t think I could here. I just laughed, their expectation is fancy French. Admittedly, I over baked this cake by 5 minutes. The crust was a little tough, which all my family felt the need to point out. I make my son banana chocolate chip muffins and he thought this cake was not as good as those muffins. Wow, okay folks everybody has their opinion and they are not holding back! My husband joked about getting out the electric knife. But the world is still spinning and the cake disappeared. My in-laws gladly took half. On to new cooking adventures that is if I can score some eggs!
Since Spring is around the corner, I made green-as-spring soup. Made with several green vegetables; leeks, shallots, garlic, asparagus, zucchini, and basil, it lives up to its name. I forgot that Dorie’s soup tends to be on the thin side, I was sorry I added all the broth. This soup was tasty but too thin for us. I have a tried and true recipe for asparagus soup from Food and Wine and I don’t think this one will replace it.