another baking day ...
As rain has mainly stopped play outside today, I've been doing a spot of baking.
Sticky Lemon and Lime Cake
equal 5oz amounts of soft margarine or butter, caster sugar and SR flour
half a teaspoon of baking powder and 2oz ground almonds
zest and juice from one lemon and one lime
This is a recipe for cupcakes, but works equally well as one big single cake, baked in a 16.5 cm fluted cake tin liner.
Using proper eggs, from proper hens, bought from a proper stall along the roadside.
I really like how they are all different shades, and of a good size too.
I can't get over the size of some supermarket eggs these days - even the Size 1s seem small to me?
I do like citrus fruits.
In fact I sometimes find myself buying them when I really don't need them?
Anyway, these two came from a large bag of mixed lemons and limes from Sainsburys for just £2.00, which I thought was a bit of a bargain.
It is, if you don't end up throwing them away!
The zest needs to go in the cake mix ...
and the juice needs to be heated with 2oz caster sugar until syrupy, for the drizzle.
I do like quick and easy, not always having the time to faff with complicated recipes ...
and good time management leaves more time to scrape the whisk, and lick the bowl!