For some unknown reason, I was prepared to dislike this recipe
because I thought it would turn out to be pink with all those rose
flavored ingredients. There is something about the color
pink in food (especially a pink frosted donut) that turns me off.
However I was really surprised it looked like a normal loaf cake when
I removed it from the oven. The texture was so perfect and moist,
and surprisingly (for me) - it came out of the pan in one piece.
I did not have any raspberries so I improvised by adding a few drops
of Penzey's "Raspberry Enlightenment" where the berries should have been.
I'm sure it wasn't as pretty as fresh berries, but the flavor was there.
It is a very delicious cake and we enjoyed it plan, without any topping added.
Hubby claims this one is a winner.
Between the unusual name and the elusive ingredients,
I expected the result of this recipe to be exotic.
The cake was lovely, with flavors that typically are not found
in my kitchen (but will be with that large bottle of syrup
and extract......) but were absolutely delicious.
We loved it.
I made a raspberry coulis for the top and it felt very
special for a weeknight ~
~ Happy French Friday ~