Firstly I wanted to say a Happy Birthday to my sister! I can't believe your 16 Jaz....
I received a late late Christmas present from Ians Aunt. There was a mix up with delivery...but it got here eventually!
I LOVE it! It has been a book that I've been after for a while but they stopped printing it for some unknown reason...
It's my first proper cook book...one that will live on a shelf in our first home (whenever that will be...who knows?!)
I'm aiming to make something from it at least every month and share the recipe with you all.
The first thing I have made are Lemon Drizzle Bars....perfect for spring/summer!
You will need:
- 2 eggs
- 175g/6oz Sugar
- 150g /5.5 oz margarine, plus extra for greasing
- Grated rind of one lemon
- 175g / 6oz self-raising flour
- 125ml/ 4fl oz milk
- icing sugar for dusting
- 7 inch square tin or a 8 inch round tin
- 140g / 5oz icing sugar
- 50ml/ 2 fl oz fresh lemon juice
Pre-heat your oven to 180c/350f/Gas mark 4. Grease your tin and line with non stick baking paper.
Place the eggs, sugar and margarine in a bowl and beat hard until its smooth. Stir in the lemon rind, then the flour, folding lightly and evenly.
Stir in the milk, then pour the mixture into the cake tin. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until its golden and firm to touch.
To make the syrup, simply place the icing sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan and heat gently. Stir until the sugar has dissolved.
Prick the cake all over and spoon the hot syrup evenly over the top, until it's absorbed.
Leave to cool on a wire rack and cut into 12 pieces, dust with a little icing sugar before serving.
It is really light, fresh and lemony.
If you give it a try let me know what you think!
We are going out for a meal tonight to celebrate my sisters birthday...I'm really looking forward to it! Until then i'm off to my room to complete a few orders : )