INGREDIENTS – serves 12
125g soft margarine/butter
175g caster sugar
175g self raising flour
2 small lemons- rind only
175g granulated sugar
Juice pf 2 lemons
1. Line a square tin with greaseproof paper
2. Preheat oven to 180oC
3. Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy
4. Add eggs and whisk one by one
5. Sieve in the flour a 1/3 at a time and fold in before adding more. Add 1tbsp of lemon juice into the mix
6. Pour cake mixture into the prepared square tin and bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes
7. Meanwhile, make the lemon syrup. Dissolve the granulated sugar in the lemon juice on a low heat
8. When the cooking time is up, test that the cake is done by pushing a metal skewer into the centre. If it comes out clean, it’s done
9. While the cake is still on greaseproof, place it onto a cooling rack
10. Pierce the cake all over with the skewer and spoon the lemon syrup all over the cake until you have used all the syrup – it isn’t too messy if you leave it on the greaseproof paper
Enjoy : ) x
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I'm Bea, as well as being new to the world of blogging I have been a food teacher in secondary schools for four years. I live just outside Manchester and all its foodie offerings. I'll be posting all about travel, food I enjoy, whether it's at a restaurant, a recipe I've trialled or something I have knocked up myself. I will also add a few drinks here and there because let's face it, it's got to be done!
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