Thursday, 7 April 2011

If the sky gives you lemons, you make lemonade. Well,.. I make lemon cakes!

Hello one and all,

So, as I said yesterday, I'll make lemon cakes after I come back from work. And true to my word, I did. They are quite delicious, although I have to admit, they are slightly bitter and I don't really understand why. Maybe too much lemon zest. I can't tell. They are still good with hot coffee.
Here is a picture of a messy working station:

And now the recipe:


225 gr self rising flour
225 gr caster sugar
4 eggs
one lemon
225 gr unsalted butter
one little bag of vanilla sugar or vanilla essence
time and patience to wait till it's baked

Mix 225 gr of soft butter with 225 gr of sugar. Once the mixture is soft and creamy, add eggs, one by one, not all of them at once. Once the eggs are mixed, add sifted flour, vanilla and lemon zest, thinly grated. Mix until it's all creamy and soft.

Pre heat the oven at 180 degrees, place baking sheet in the tray, then pour the mixture inside. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Take out the cake out of the oven, leave to cool, then cut.
Serve and enjoy. 

This is a picture of the mixture just before it went into the oven.

Cake, freshly baked, just came out of the oven.

And the last two - lemon cake cut, served and ready to be eaten.

Let me know if you have any simple recipes, sweet or savoury. And bon apetit.

Lilly xx


designerlejla said...

super je:)))

Boye By Red said...

hvala Lejla :-)

Saf said...

Yum! They look nice and thick,