I don’t normally have a big sweet tooth, but lately I’ve been craving sweets like mad. Maybe it’s all the Easter chocolates everywhere I look.
So this week’s French Friday’s with Dorie recipe, Visitandine, was timely. Though, my first reaction was closer to, visity-what-now? Never heard of this one before.
So, from what I can tell, Visitandine is usually sold as something closer to a tea cake, like a Financier. Yum, remember Financiers? I may need to make those again soon.
But Dorie has us baking this Visitandine as a cake, which can then be cut into wedges and then topped with, oh, whatever strikes your fancy. Kind of like the Sable Breton Galette. Ooh, now THAT was a delicious dessert. I should make that again.
Unlike both of those cakes, this one had a very weird batter. Without Dorie’s precise instructions I would have probably given it up for lost halfway through when it started to clump up on me. But as promised, it turned out well in the end.
Heck, it turned out more than “well”, it was delicious. As recommended by the gorgeous picture in Dorie’s book, I topped mine with strawberries and cream. Luckily the local strawberries are starting to hit the market (albeit at staggering prices!). Yummy. Bet it would also be tasty baked in little tea cake form, kind of like the Coconut Friands. Weren’t those delicious?
Hmm, so it seems that my craving for sweets has not yet been sated. I may need to whip up another batch this weekend. Hope that everyone else is having a great one:-)