Squash pound cake
When Richard [Ruth's — The River Cafe co-creator — husband], opposite, has this cake he pours a glass of grappa over the top. In Vernazza, we have it for breakfast at Gianni Franzi’s with a cappuccino. In winter, we serve this cake with caramelized blood oranges and crème fraîche.
Excerpted from River Café London: Thirty Years of Recipes and the Story of a Much-Loved Restaurant by Ruth Rogers, Rose Gray, Sian Wyn Owen and Joseph Trivelli. Copyright © Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray 1995. Published in the United States by Borzoi Books an imprint of Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.