Monday, 30 June 2014

A slice of Heaven

                        Lemon Cake
There is nothing more relaxing then baking. My favourite cake is Lemon.

175g / 6oz Odlums Self Raising Flour (sieved)
2 Eggs
175g / 6oz Sugar
150g / 5oz soft Margarine
Rind of Lemon
150ml / 1/4 pint Milk
Pinch of Salt

For Lemon Syrup

150g / 5oz Icing Sugar
Juice of 1 Lemon


1.      Pre heat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Grease and base line a 900g/2lb loaf tin.

2.      Put the eggs and sugar into a food processor and process for about a minute and a half, scraping down the sides if necessary.

3.      Remove the lid and drop spoonfuls of the soft margarine onto the mixture along with the lemon rind and process again until margarine disappears (about a minute). The mixture now looks like mayonnaise!

4.      Finally, add the flour, milk and salt and give another “buzz” until mixture is smooth.

5.      Transfer to the prepared tin and bake for about 45 minutes until golden brown and firm to the touch. Remove from oven and place tin on a wire tray.

6.      Meanwhile, gently heat the icing sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan stirring until a clear syrup is formed. Do not boil.

7.      Prick the warm cake with a fork, then gently pour the syrup over it, until it has been completely absorbed.

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