It took me a long time to appreciate the tartness of grapefruit, but once I acquired a taste, it became part of my morning ritual. But I never considered its flavors would lend itself to a dessert, until I tried this cake from Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc at Home (recipe here). It's essentially a remix of a classic lemon cake, but the complexity of the grapefruit brings a whole new dimension to this simple baked good. The smell alone was amazing and I drizzled the royal icing a little earlier than I should have, but it really didn't matter, since this recipe is pretty much foolproof.
The Whole Foods produce section offers such wonderful inspiration when I'm wandering the aisles in search of dessert ideas. Cupcakes are nothing new around here, but once I caught a glimpse of the ripe berries, I knew they'd be the perfect finishing touch. It's easy to get caught ...read more