If you're a regular reader of this blog, you know that because of my disabilities, some days I feel much better physically and emotionally than others. Today was a good day, so I intended to take full advantage of it!
I started my day by fulfilling a couple of orders for mini cinnamon roll cookies. Needless to say, I had to make an extra batch, because whenever I make these cookies they come out of the oven and are grabbed by a strange magnetic pull, causing some of them to accidentally slip onto a plate and then drop right down in front of me with a great big "EAT ME" sign. It's very Alice in Wonderland-ish and really quite awesome. I usually go with it because frankly, the Cheshire Cat scares the bejeezus out of me.
When I had completed my cookie baking, I decided to poll my Facebook fans to see if I should bake something sweet or savory. That's when IT happened. The Tweet heard 'round the kitchen... I called it that because I was standing in front of my stove when I read the following comment from one of my very favorite chefs, Felisha: " I want something different rather than a rehash of the same-ole. I challenge you to make a sweet rosemary recipe!"
Oooooooo.......a CHALLENGE! The only thing better than a challenge is a triple dog dare challenge. Ralphie knows all about those...
I accepted Felisha's challenge with the utmost of enthusiasm. Thanks to inspiration from Epicurious, here's what I came up with. It's a savory and not overly sweet corn cake, glazed lightly with a rosemary lemon syrup.
I was very happy with the results! The crumb was wonderful and the rosemary syrup gave the corn cake a wonderful sweetness and aroma. I just couldn't stop there, though. I felt like it needed a little oomph to take it up a notch, so I whipped up a batch of lemon cream and topped it with some fresh organic raspberries. NOW it was challenge worthy!
Now it's my time to invoke a little challenge on YOU. Make one of these beautiful cakes and see if you can eat just ONE slice. I triple dog dare ya....