I recently placed an order with King Arthur flour, and when I received it, the box contained a catalog and a recipe card for Late Summer Berry Torte. Never one to pass an opportunity to bake with summer berries, I decided to bake it right then and there! Luckily, I had frozen raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries in the freezer, and since I had just received my order, I had a bottle of Fiori di Sicilia, one of my most favorite essences in the world. If you've never tried it, order a bottle, today. As in, go here and order it. You will be more than happy, I promise.
Anyway, I made the torte, and while Andrew refused any, Brett LOVED it, although the man loves nearly anything with raspberries. The recipe as written makes a single pan, but I doubled the recipe two days later and made muffins, which were also a big hit with Brett and co-workers.
The cake is moist, cinnamon-scented, not too sweetinnamon-scented, and filled with delicious berries. It was a lovely treat with coffee, both in the morning and in the afternoon, and with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt after dinner - an all-purpose, 24-7 treat, you could say!
If you choose to make muffins instead of a cake, I would decrease the berries to one cup, as I think 2 cups might make the muffins too moist. The recipe as written will make one 9x9 cake or 12 muffins. Click here for the recipe.
On an upclose and personal note, today was Andrew's first day of Kindergarten. I know everyone says it, but I can't believe he's old enough for "big school." How can he be 5 years old, when we just brought him home from the hospital yesterday?
I'm happy to say, however, that there were no tears from either the mom or the student; in fact, he was so excited that when he saw the bus, he began waving, just in case the bus might pass him by.