Friday, November 5, 2010

Week 2: Decisions Decisions......Nana's Caramel Topped Semolina Cake & Tricia's Potato Gratin

            We had just figured out how the whole FFWD worked and our 2nd week threw us a curve.  Instead of a specific recipe, we could now decide which of the November selections to do in which order. 
            Nana is as organized as ever and jumped in with the challenging dessert recipe that involved ingredients which necessitated a trip to the grocery store.  She even scored extra credit points by trying a wonderful "David Lebovitz" Swiss Chard tart....see below.
            I (Tricia) decided to keep things simple and go with the pototo dish, in part because my husband is traveling and would be so disappointed to miss out on the cake.   So this week will have two posts so that we can link our results to the appropriate FFWD recipes.

Nana's Choice:  Caramel-Topped Semolina Cake

This was very simple to make, takes very little time after everything has been prepped.

The flavor is quite good,  As you know I dislike raisins, however I think about 1/2 the amount called for would be sufficient.

I tasted the cake while warm, and look forward to trying it chilled.  I also think a dollop of Whipped cream or creme fraiche would be excellent.  It would give it that little bit of "je ne sais quoi".  

(Tricia's note:  Nana shared some with me the "day after" and I enjoyed it at room temperature.  It was absolutely wonderful my sweet tooth really enjoyed it.)


Nana's extra credit points........

                          David Lebovitz's Swiss Chard Tart (  )



  1. Nana, the swiss chard tart looks amazing and the cake looks perfect. Tricia, I've been eating slices out of the fridge all week and it just keeps getting better!

  2. Everything looks wonderful, but it's the Swiss Chard Tart that got my mouth watering the most.