Lemons, lemons everywhere.....
When I want some they are expensive
when I don't I get buckets of them given to me.
I'm not complaining though...I do love getting them for free.
Wish my lemon tree would grow some... it is dormant I think
Not like this lovely Lemon Tree above.
Now I made some very tasty lemon cake this last week.
In fact I have made it a few times in the last few weeks
It's a hit......so deliciously tasty!
Boiled Lemon Cake!
2 medium lemons
130gms soft Butter
1 1/2cups Sugar
1 cup Wholemeal Self Raising Flour
1/2 cup Plain White Flour
1/2cup Dessicated Coconut.
1 cup sugar
rind of one l Lemon
3/4cup lemon juice ( 4 small lemons)
1/3 cup of water.
Place two lemons in a pan of water
making sure they are covered.
Bring to the boil and simmer for half an hour
Then replace the water with cold water and bring to the boil again
and simmer again for half an hour.
This helps take some of the bitterness away.
Drain the pan and cool them for an hour or so.
Preheat oven to 160 degrees C
Next cream the Butter, Sugar and Eggs until light and fluffy.
Cut the lemons in half and take out any pips
Puree the boiled lemons to pulp, skin and all.
Add the puree to the creamed sugar and butter mix.
Stir in gently.
Next place the sifted flours and coconut into the mixture.
Mix together gently
Place the mixture into two lined loaf pans in the preheated oven
for about an hour.
Cakes are cooked when slightly browned and a skewer comes out clean.
Place all ingredients in a pan and simmer gently for an hour.
Pour boiled syrup over cake and let cool slightly
before serving with cream and a strawberry.
Hope you enjoy making this.. My friends did..LOL
Now I thought you might like to hear a Lemon-y song...HERE
Did that bring any memories back...it did for me.
My Mum used to sing it all the time...
Oh sweet memories.
Hugs Dawn x x x