29th Birthday Dinner: Dessert: Babbo Pumpkin Rosemary Cake
Ever since I saw the picture and read the recipe in Mario Batali's Babbo Cookbook, I have yearned to try it. Okay, to be honest, it's only because this cake was paired in the cookbook with the olive oil gelato - so I have that page dog-eared.
Well, the cake is just as spectacular as the gelato - and the two together made my eyes roll to the back of my head. There was a lot of moaning and groaning at the table. The cake contains pumpkin, toasted pine nuts, brandy-soaked golden raisins and chopped rosemary. It tastes like a spice cake - but the rosemary adds just a slight twist that makes one ask, "What is that?"
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