Bitter, sharp, packed so neat

 

LEMONS

By Samy Stein
Bitter, sharp, packed so neat
Whose for a lemon treat?
Suck it slow, your mouth contorts
Eat it quick, you might feel sick
But add it little to a drink
or whip it in some cream and sink
your spoon into the lemon-goo
I bet , like me, you like lemons too

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I bet like me you like lemons too 7

I have been writing about it previously, … and still, … one of my favourites, … the good old lemon. Depending on the region you get it from, it varies from various yellows to shades of green … or both …

As big as an orange, or as small as cherry, thick skinned, like a school-yard-bully, or as delicate as papyrus … just like people … the good old lemon has character too and just as many variations.

I put it into cakes, or I drink it as … you guessed it … liquor … a little Limoncello doesn’t hurt, .. right …

I bet like me you like lemons too 5

In the last couple of weeks I had conducted a few training with some of our customers, and a lemon cake starred in each one of them. Soft, moist, a little tangy, definitely really, really good …

I can not claim this recipe as my own, … but how original is putting a pound of each ingredient together. Chef David has handed it to me a few months ago, and it is only fair to mention him as the originator, … because … it is really, really good … (the cake that is) …

And yesterday again I set out to bake a little Quatre-Quarts Léger Au Citron, and as usual, it disappeared in various bellies of my coworkers.

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And if you feel so inclined, below the recipe. it could not be simpler. And with regional variations of the lemon, everybody will have his/her unique and original Lemon Cake.

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… HAPPY BAKING

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LEMON POUND CAKE

QUATRE-QUARTS LÉGER AU CITRON

Ingredients: 

  • 375 g Unsalted Butter
  • 375 g Icing Sugar
  • 375 g Eggs
  • 500 g Cake Flour
  • 15 g Baking Powder
  • 3 pc lemon zest

Lemon Syrup:

  • 100 g Lemon Juice
  • 125 ml water
  • 250 g Sugar

Method:

  • Cream Butter and sugar
  • Add lemon zest
  • Add eggs
  • Sift the flour and baking powder
  • Fold into the batter
  • Bake at 160˚C for 40 min
  • Pour over lemon syrup when still hot

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Well, there you have it. Lemon Pound Cake. You will be the favourite person for quite a while when this little gem comes out of the oven !!!

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One Comment Add yours

  1. belocchio says:

    Luscious lovely lemon loaf – beautifully presented

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