|Lemon cake with Earl Grey tea as company|
So I started this challenge by locating all the cooking books, which could be used in connection with making afternoon tea, I found a total of 6 books. However, as they are very different in size, I decided to type the title on a list, so my fingers would not find their preference being biased by my brain.
Afterwards I "asked" Random.org to select a number, and it turned out to be the cooking book called "Te og kager - året rundt" af Kaffe & Thehuset. This is very good choice, as I have never tried any of the recipes in this book.
It took a few look ups to find a recipes, as this cooking book is having suggestions on tea targeted the different season. The first recipe I found was on making strawberry jam, which is a bite out of season being in September. The second recipe found by my fingers was then Rund Citronkage (Round Lemon Cake).
The cake dough has a soft, silky and smooth consistency and the taste is a very perfect combination of lemon taste, acidity and sweetness, which some how reminds me about lemon mousse. And the final touch in form a lemon juice sugar icing is adding the final touch to the easy-to-make cake.
This cake could be considered as a home-made version of the widely known Danish cake "citronmåne" (lemon mone). However, the taste is a million times better !!!!
|The "selected" recipe being Round Lemon Cake|
- 250 g sugar
- 250 g butter - at room temperature
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 250 g (cake) flour
- 1 organic lemon - peel and juice
- Icing sugar
- 1 organic lemon - peel and juice for the icing
- Heat the (conventional) oven to 200'C.
- Whip sugar and butter together.
- Add the eggs one by one and whip each egg into the cake dough.
- Add lemon peel and lemon juice, whip into a homogeneous mass.
- Add the baking powder and (cake) flour, whip yet again into homogeneous mass.
- Fill a (round) pie form with the cake dough
- Bake the cake at 200'C for 30 minutes.
- Left the cake cool down.
- Make cake icing from icing sugar and lemon juice.
- After adding the icing on top of the cake, decorate the icing with lemon peel.
- Make a pot of Earl Grey tea and served it together with the lemon cake.