Ok, I’m experimenting. With lemon. Specifically lemon loaf recipes. I might want to start selling them. Over here, there’s a booming business for home bakers and home based sellers – from desserts to savoury snacks, masks and clothing. It’s incredible the plethora of things one can buy from home based sellers nowadays.
I intend to join the club this year-end and my food of choice – lemon loaves 😂 let’s see if it works. Don’t worry, I’m still the occasional cook because my full time job is important to the family. How else can the kids get all their extra classes and good food and holidays if I quit? 😅
This is recipe number 2. It starts off the same way but I’ve got to tweak some things.
– 3 eggs
– 1 cup sugar
– 1/2 cup olive oil
– zest from two lemons
– 1 tbsp lemon juice
– I tsp lemon paste
– 1 cup Greek yogurt
– 1.5 cups self-raising flour
– 1tsp salt
Looking moist. I’ll try another time with a very thick glaze and another recipe tweak.
I followed the recipe faithfully EXCEPT for the lemon extract. While the author recommended NOT to use lemon juice, I went ahead and used lemon juice and I think it makes little difference. Perhaps extract will have a more robust lemony flavour but lemon juice works just as well. My substitute was 3 tbsp of lemon juice.
Now, I wished I had lined the loaf tin instead of following the author in just greasing and flouring the tin well. I did, but half the bottom of the cake still stuck to the pan! My heart bled lemon juice seeing that. Sigh. Next time, line the tin with parchment paper, girl, I say to myself sourly.
Try following this recipe for a wonderful weekend treat! 🍋🍋🍋
To celebrate the nation’s 55th birthday, I decided to make this red and white cake. It’s meaningful actually. It’s symbolic of the historical ties we had with the UK and it was also the first cake I learnt to bake! I was only a Sec 1 13 year old girl then, and they made us do this for our Home Econs practical test. I still remember this so vividly. I was so scared of the gas oven back then, and made my partner turn it on most times. For the exam, I remember asking my mom for a dollar so I could get a purple orchid to decorate my piece. I put my purple orchid in a small vase on the tray. I never knew how much I got but I will never forget baking this cake for the exam. 😂
And now decades later, I’m baking this again. I don’t have my Sec 1 Home Econs book anymore so I scoured the net and settled on Mary Berry’s recipe. How very British. 😄
However, after this was done, I must say this recipe is really good! The cake was very moist and very soft! I couldn’t bake it as long as suggested because mine was done ten minutes earlier. But the result was perfection! Another trick I got was to buy one of those cake liners with handles! I reckon I’ll be baking now more because of these liners I got from Amazon. They were amazing and come in various sizes. You can get them here: Cake Liners
I really recommend Mary Berry’s Recipe. And to my country, Majulah Singapura! 🇸🇬