Homemade Lemon Butter (Lemon Curd)

Homemade Lemon Butter is simply divine!  The colour is much more vibrant, more deeper yellow.  The flavour has more lemony zing to it and it has a lovely firm velvety custard-like texture.  The commercially produced Lemon Butter just doesn’t compare – often it is slightly runny and pale in colour and on the sweet side. …

Blueberry and Lemon Sour Cream Cake

This is a lovely moist cake that has a subtle hint of lemon and is filled with juicy plump blueberries. The use of sour cream helps to keep a firm and moist texture.  If the cake lasts for more than one day, it does keep well in a container and stored in the fridge.  The…

Polenta and Almond Pound Cake

This is a lovely, moist and fluffy cake.  It has a subtle citrus flavour, depending on whether the lemon or orange is used.  This cake is also gluten free.  To source either finely ground polenta, which sometimes can be called Maize flour (not to be confused with corn flour which it has a completely different…

Lemon Cream Oatmeal Slice

This is a crunchy and at the same time a very moreish slice.  The use of oats gives the crunch, while the simple subtle lemon cream used as a filling gives the fudgy texture to the overall slice.  This recipe is certainly a keeper! 125g unsalted butter, softened 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract…

Blueberry, Lemon and Sour Cream Cake

This simple cake has a wonderful tangy lemon flavour which comes not only from the batter, but from a thin, lemon glaze that is brushed over the cake. The addition of blueberries is a great way of using this fresh seasonal fruit. 250g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature 2 cups (440g) caster sugar 3…

Lemon Curd Almond Slice (or Lemon Butter Almond Slice)

Last week I tried the Lemon Curd Crumble Slice.  It was a hit with my colleagues but I wasn’t too sure of the recipe.  I found this recipe and I am happier with the results! It has a lovely firm base, filled with tangy lemon curd and topped with some crumble and flaked almonds. Lemon…

Lemon Curd Crumble Slice

A colleague made some delicious homemade lime butter from the limes I have her.  So, I made this lemon curd slice using the lime butter instead.  Delicious and tangy!  The shortbread base is firm topped with gooey curd and crunchy crumble. Base: 1 2/3 cups (250g) plain flour 1/2 cup (75g) icing sugar 180g unsalted…

Lemon and Almond Slice

A delicious combination of almonds and lemon!  The slice has a dense but moist texture and the flaked almonds gives a nice crunch. 180g ground almonds 125g plain flour 160g caster sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 160g unsalted butter 2 lemon, zest grated and juiced 2 eggs 4 tablespoons milk 40g flaked almonds Preheat the…

Lemon Tart

A luscious tangy lemon tart in a thin pastry. This is my fail-proof recipe for this tart which works every time. You will need about three lemons for this recipe (perfect if you have a tree full of lemons) and you will find that it tastes even better if made the day before.   Pastry: 1…