French Fridays with Dorie: The Semolina Cake Is A Lie

Just a quickie today, because I’m on vacation from my day job and have decided not to spend the whole vacation online. (Weird, I know.)

I have to go with all the others I’ve seen who made this cake: It’s more of a steamed-pudding-ish thing, but I like it! If I make it again, I’ll have to be sure to be more careful, because it broke up on unmolding, but I’m a huge fan of farina with raisins, so this cake was right up my alley.

semolina cake slice

(James is not a big fan of hot cereal, so his opinion was not sought. The kid liked it, but pronounced it “Weird. Not bad-weird. Just weird. Kinda more pudding-like than cake.” Exactly. Like a steamed pudding. Parents are always right.)

This is another in my series of French Fridays with Dorie posts. You can see more people’s entries for this week at the Leave Your Link post.

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by Serene on November 26th, 2010 in French Fridays with Dorie - Tags: , , , ,
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  1. yummychunklet wrote on November 26th, 2010 at 2:13 am Uhr1

    Love how your caramel turned a nice golden brown! Great post!
    yummychunklet recently posted..Weekend Food

  2. Flourchild wrote on November 26th, 2010 at 7:48 am Uhr2

    Im glad you liked this cake. I made it to this week and really loved it. Im a hot cereal freak!!
    Flourchild recently posted..FFWD Caramel-Topped Semolina Cake

  3. Sari Signorelli wrote on November 26th, 2010 at 8:05 am Uhr3

    I loved this “cake,” which several of my tasters thought was more like bread pudding. Your caramel came out a better color than mine, though.

  4. Elaine wrote on November 26th, 2010 at 8:55 am Uhr4

    It looks great! We loved it at my house and I am looking forward to making it again.
    Elaine recently posted..French Friday with Dorie- Pumpkin-Gorgonzola Flans

  5. Jessica of My Baking Heart wrote on November 26th, 2010 at 11:11 am Uhr5

    Glad you guys liked this one! :) Wish mine had turned out as well as yours!
    Jessica of My Baking Heart recently posted..French Fridays with Dorie – Pommes Dauphinois

  6. Krissy wrote on November 26th, 2010 at 1:37 pm Uhr6

    Your cake looks lovely. And I agree that this is more like a pudding, however, there is cheesecake, flourless cake, etc…that are not the traditional mental image of “cake”…this is made in a cake pan, has cake type ingredients, has a topping….so it can be a cake.

  7. Stephjumped wrote on November 26th, 2010 at 3:47 pm Uhr7

    Yum, Yum! Your cake looks so tasty. We loved it at my house too. What’s not to love, right? It was great for breakfast too.

  8. Serene wrote on November 26th, 2010 at 7:41 pm Uhr8

    Thanks! You’re very kind.

  9. Serene wrote on November 26th, 2010 at 7:41 pm Uhr9

    I’ve been thinking about it, and I think I don’t like it any more than a bowl of hot cereal, so I probably would just make the hot cereal instead of the cake. The apple cake, now, that’s a different story. Yum. :-)

  10. Serene wrote on November 26th, 2010 at 7:42 pm Uhr10

    Yeah, bread pudding! That’s what it was feeling like to me.

  11. Serene wrote on November 26th, 2010 at 7:42 pm Uhr11

    I’m thinking I’d make the apple cake again before this one, but still, it’s so fun for me to make new stuff.

  12. Serene wrote on November 26th, 2010 at 7:43 pm Uhr12

    Really? I thought yours was way prettier than mine. Go figure. :-)

  13. Serene wrote on November 26th, 2010 at 7:44 pm Uhr13

    Oh, I totally agree with you, but with cheesecake, to use one of your examples, that doesn’t feel like cake to me, either, even though I agree it’s fine to call it cake. :-)

  14. Serene wrote on November 26th, 2010 at 7:45 pm Uhr14

    Yeah, I liked it cold for breakfast. :-)

  15. Lana wrote on November 27th, 2010 at 11:19 pm Uhr15

    I am glad you liked it! It was not the most popular Dorie’s dish in my family, but I LOVED it, and to me, it was a success. I ate it for several days, enjoying every bite, raisins and all.
    It was custardy, like a pudding, not too sweet, and therefore OK to eat at regular intervals, he, he:)
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