Classifying CornPosted: November 9, 2013
Lemon Cornmeal Cake with Blueberries
Okay, I can’t find my recipe… I made this lemon cornmeal cake when I decided to bake less with white flour and now I can’t seem to locate the recipe.
I wonder, aside from keeping cookbooks, how do others keep track of their recipes?
I’m an information professional and former cataloger, and I have yet to devise a system to organize my huge number of recipes. I find many of my recipes online although I have collected so many from so many sources in so many different formats over the years, it’s getting a bit cumbersome.
My current classification method: taste bud memory. I have them in either a hard or electronic file and I remember where to pull them from based on how they tasted. That’s kind’a crazy especially since my collection has ballooned so over the years.
I know as soon as I come up with a better plan, my anxiety over never being able to replicate that ultimate, lemon cornmeal cake will vanish.
My safety net, online recipes; there are so many delicious variations of this recipe available so I could at least provide a few links:
LemonsandAnchovies.com, Lemon Cornmeal Cake
Perfectlyedible.com, Meyer Lemon Cornbread Cake
Joy the Baker, Lemon Cornmeal Breakfast Cake
Epicurious, Lemon Cornmeal Cake with Lemon Glaze
NPR, Lemon Cornmeal Cake
This is a delicious, lemony, cake-slash-bread you can have as dessert or even at breakfast with your morning tea.
And although my taste bud memory is pretty reliable, this experience has made me realize I need to get started on a plan to better access these memorable recipes.
Lemon Cornmeal Cake