|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.
Ooh how utterly wonderful! I love how smooth and silky it sounds and I adore anything with lemons. I also admire your dedication to the random recipe. Thank you do much for entering this month. I hope you found the process enjoyable.ReplyDelete
thank you for your kind comment :-) It was great fun to participate in this random recipe, so perhaps I will join in from time to time, as you get to try out something, which you would have "jumped over" looking through your cook books.
Many tea and kitchen greetings - Kirsten
What a FABULOUS entry! THANKS so much Kiki, for being a great sport and joining in for this months Tea Time Treats! I always love what you bake for Tea Time Treats and this is one of the nicest cakes I have seen.....KarenReplyDelete
I really like to be a part of your and Kate´s fantastic Tea Time Treat tea table :-) - KikiDelete
I think lemon cakes are even more pleasing than chocolate cakes - and I really like chocolate so that's saying a lot. This looks absolutely delicious.ReplyDelete
thank you for your kind comment on my lemon cake. You are right about lemon cakes being great - for me lemon cakes is a great combo of sweetness and juicy fresh lemon taste.
Hi I am commenting via Lavender and Lovage monthly round up. Your cake lovely moist lemon cake, nothing quite beats a lemon cake. Happy baking xReplyDelete
Hi Miss C,Delete
thank you for your nice comment. This lemon cake had such good moisture level, that it kept it´s freshness/softness for 1½ week stored in a air-tight container.
Many baking greetings Kiki
That looks lovely - and baking that involves a spreadsheet of any sort always feels so much more of an achievement!ReplyDelete
thank you for lovely comment :-) I am actually thinking about making a spreadsheet covering all my cooking books. This would be a good activity for the coming winter time, when I will stay more at home, as I can not row during the Winter season due to the weather and out-door/water temperature.
Many kitchen greetings - Kiki
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