Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Let There Be Cake

Homemade lemon Madeira loaf...My favourite!
...and seeing as the whole loaf lasted about 40 minutes....everyone else's favourite too!

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
Beat eggs lightly and add gradually to mixture, beating all the time.
Stir in grated lemon rind.
Sift the flour and a pinch of salt together.
Fold flour into mixture using a lge metal spoon.
Mix in 2 tablespoons of water (I use the juice of the lemon here instead)

Spoon into a greaseproof loaf tin.
Cook in centre of preheated oven for 30 minutes at 180
Reuce heat to 160 and cook for a further 30 minutes.
Slide a knife into the middle of the loaf, if it comes out clean...It's ready!
Allow to cool in tin for 30 mins before turning out.


The Victorious place said...

Yum!! This sounds so good. Nice painting also. Love the lemon.
Does this use the whole lemon shreded? I like cooking and baking so I will need to make this.

Quilt knit said...

Wow! Lemon is my favorite. I am painting the kitchen Lemon chiffon. Love the recipe and the drawing is just delicious and saliva inducing the jaw to pucker.
uhm! lemon drawings.
Sherrie Roberts

kazumiwannabe said...

Wow, delicious page!

Margaret Ann said...

A yummiliciously drawn lemon...mmmm...I must make some of this also! How long do you bake it and at what temp???...also what is caster sugar?? LOL :)

Anonymous said...

Oh yes me too! Love the drawing and want to taste too! What is CASTER sugar, Juice of lemon or? and how long to bake? I would love to try it.
Thanks for having such nice things to see and share.

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

I don't know what caster sugar is either... other than that I'm ready to try this... is sounds yummmmmmmmmy

Anita Davies said...

Thanks everyone.

I've added the cooking method to the post for you all. Caster sugar is simply fine sugar (smaller particles than granulated suger but not powdery like icing sugar)
If you can't get caster I'm sure granulated would suffice it would just have a little more texture I guess.
Let me know how you get on with it won't you?

rrARTz said...

yummy! your work is beautiful! thank you for being an inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe Anita! This sounds so good mmmmm. I love coming to your page each day. Such great inspriration!

Dianne said...

It sounds delicious, since I'm a diabetic can't make it whaaaaa,
but will give the recipe to my friend who will make it and mabe I can hava a small piece :):)
Sketch is lovely and the writing looks so cool..

Timaree said...

I think I'll try this on my grandkids when I go out for Christmas. They love lemonade so I'll tell them it's lemonade cake!

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks so much for the recipe, Anita! It sounds easy enough to veganise too. :)

Anita Davies said...

Thank you all for your feedback.
Ooooh I like the sound of 'Lemonade cake'