31 January 2013

Free a recipe: Lemon cake.

Today I joined a fantastic swapping recipes initiative.
Here is mine

You need:
65 grams of softened butter (plus some extra to grease the tin)
115 grams of caster sugar
2 eggs
2 table spoons of good quality lemon curd
A splash of milk
150 grams of self-raising flour
1 tea spoon of baking powder

Switch the oven on at 180 degrees
Butter a 1kg loaf tin and line with grease proof paper (very important! or it will get stuck like mine the first time I made this.....)

Add the butter and the sugar into a bowl (or a food processor) and start whisking until pale and fluffy (it will take almost 10 minutes)
Keep whisking and add one egg at the time, the lemon curd, the milk and the flour (previously combined with the baking powder).
Keep whisking until everything is well combined (if you think, add some milk)
Add everything to the tin, smooth it and leave it in the oven for 35-45 minutes (use a tooth peak: if it comes out clean, happy days!)
Once the cake is out, but still warm, you can mix lemon juice and caster sugar, and use this to brush it over the cake!

Buon appetito!

Stories are for those who listen to them, recipes are for those who eat them. I give out this recipe as a gift to those who'll read it. It's not my copyright, it's just part of my life: so I let it go freely on the web