It was also very hard for me to get this box home from the farmer's market yesterday without eating them all on my T ride home.
I was so sad that my blueberry crumb bars were no more, and wanted to make another delicious dessert with these guys. But, I did not want use the 2 sticks of butter that went into the crumb bars. I was feeling the need to go a little lighter this time. I decided to make a classic French yogurt cake, but slightly more virtuous than the traditional. I used white whole wheat flour instead of all purpose, non-fat organic yogurt, and heart healthy olive oil instead of vegetable oil. And I used meyer lemons, which are a little less tart than regular lemons and worked well with the tart berries.
The result was a delicious and moist showcase for my sexy little berries. I baked the cake in a loaf pan, and the berries all sunk to the bottom as it baked. I expected that. I also expected the bottom of the cake to stick to the pan, which it did. So the finished product was a little messy, but we'll call it rustic.
Raspberry Yogurt Cake
adapted from Barefoot Contessa
1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
2 tsps baking powder
pinch of kosher salt
1 cup low fat or non-fat organic yogurt
1 cup of sugar
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
zest of 1 - 2 meyer lemons
1/2 tsp good vanilla extract
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 pint fresh raspberries
- Preheat oven to 350º
- Butter a loaf pan and line the bottom with parchment paper (I didn't do this but you probably should). Butter parchment and dust pan with flour
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
- In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, and vanilla.
- Slowly add dry ingredients to wet, whisking constantly until combined.
- Using a rubber spatula, fold in olive oil until just combined. Carefully fold in raspberries
- Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes, or until thin knife inserted in center comes out clean
- Cool for about 5 minutes in pan and then invert onto rack to cool completely.
Last night for dinner I grilled some of our striper and topped it with mango salsa house made at Ring Brothers Marketplace.