Monday, April 19, 2010
Baked on Monday
I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I'm starting a new thing today. Each Monday I'm going to post a recipe of a baked treat. I bake a few times a week, and eat most of it myself while sitting at the computer. It's got to slow down. Now, I'm going to bake on Mondays and spread out the cookies, cake, scones throughout the week.....and I may share some too. I find cookies, cupcakes, etc., pretty photogenic as well. Maybe that's what attracts me to baking. Hmm.
Lemon Cakes - makes 12
125g (1/2 cup) butter
1 cup extra fine sugar (we call it berry sugar here in Canada)
plus 1/4 cup extra (for lemon syrup)
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
1/4 almond meal (finely ground almonds)
Grated rind and juice of 1 large lemon
Preheat oven to 350F (about 180C). In a bowl cream butter well. Add 1 cup sugar and beat again.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg. Add sifted flour and salt. Add almond meal, lemon rind and milk and mix together.
Grease a 12 hole cupcake tin and spoon an even amount of batter in each hole. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer, inserted into cakes, comes out clean.
Combine lemon juice and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a sauce pan and heat until sugar dissolves. Pour syrup over cakes while cakes are hot. When cool, dust with icing sugar.
Try to wait until they cool down a bit before eating otherwise, ouch. Enjoy!