Sunday, 26 June 2011

Pete Hardiman's Lemon Drizzle Cake

A wee update from the land of cookery for you to enjoy. This time I didn't do any of the cooking though, but I thought that to keep the blog ticking over I'd put up a piece on one of the other residents of Seon Na Glen, Pete, who baked a lemon drizzle cake today...

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For the cake you will need:

- 225g self raising flour
- 225g caster sugar
- 225g butter
- 4 eggs
- 1 lemon
- 50g icing sugar

First beat the flour, sugar, butter and eggs together. The lovely Pete is demonstrating here.

Grate in the rind of the lemon (making sure to avoid the pith) before mixing the batter quite thoroughly again to distribute the zest throughout. While grating, it is always a good idea to wear pink Crocs.

Pour the finished batter into a greased cake tin.

Put the cake into an oven that has been preheated to 180°C and bake for around half an hour.

Once the cake has baked, remove it from the oven and allow to sit for a few minutes. Once slightly cooled, prick it all over with a fork to allow you to pour over the lemon drizzle.

To make the drizzle, combine the juice from the lemon with the icing sugar. Mix it together well.

Pour on the drizzle before allowing the cake to cool completely. Slice and serve!


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Coming up:
- Still working on that Christmas menu...
- Back down to England for a week in August and I have a couple of plans for some blogs that'll result from that week.

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