Monday, August 18, 2008

Lemon cake recipe


Orange or Lemon Short Cake

CWA Esk Valley Cookery Book (New Edition) - no idea what year it's from

One heaped tablespoon butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 heaped cup of SR flour
grated rind and juice of 1 orange or lemon

Beat butter and sugar, add egg, then flour, lastly rind and juice, beat well. Bake in moderate oven in tin.

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Don't you love how old recipes are so light on instructions?! I guess everyone could cook then! I cooked it for about 20 mins in a 180 deg C oven.

5 comments:

libby said...

Thanks Kerrie. Definitely my kind of recipe.

Libby

Kez said...

You're welcome! enjoy :)

libby said...

Hi Kerrie,

Just wanted to let you know I made the lemon cake yesterday and it turned out great (though I did add an extra egg). Yummy too. Next time I'm going to try with an orange.

Thanks again,
Libby

Kebeni said...

Thanks for this recipe Kerrie. I made the lemon one yesterday and I also made one using mandarin, both were awesome.

Kez said...

I added extra water but the egg would make it rise more. The last one I made used a large lemon and was quite lemony - mmmm!

Mandarin sounds good Kebeni - will have to try that one!