Monday, April 19, 2010

Baked on Monday


I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I'm starting a new thing today. Each Monday I'm going to post a recipe of a baked treat. I bake a few times a week, and eat most of it myself while sitting at the computer. It's got to slow down. Now, I'm going to bake on Mondays and spread out the cookies, cake, scones throughout the week.....and I may share some too. I find cookies, cupcakes, etc., pretty photogenic as well. Maybe that's what attracts me to baking. Hmm.

Lemon Cakes - makes 12



125g (1/2 cup) butter

1 cup extra fine sugar (we call it berry sugar here in Canada)
plus 1/4 cup extra (for lemon syrup)

2 eggs

1 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup milk

1/4 almond meal (finely ground almonds)

Grated rind and juice of 1 large lemon

Preheat oven to 350F (about 180C). In a bowl cream butter well. Add 1 cup sugar and beat again.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg. Add sifted flour and salt. Add almond meal, lemon rind and milk and mix together.

Grease a 12 hole cupcake tin and spoon an even amount of batter in each hole. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer, inserted into cakes, comes out clean.

Combine lemon juice and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a sauce pan and heat until sugar dissolves. Pour syrup over cakes while cakes are hot. When cool, dust with icing sugar.

Try to wait until they cool down a bit before eating otherwise, ouch. Enjoy!








29 comments:

Heather Cameron said...

We are expecting some of these on Wednesday!

fräulein klein said...

Your cakes looks so delicious!!!!
Have a nice week!
Yvonne

Robe said...

They're already gone... aren't they?!!!!

passport in my pocket said...

oooohhh yum. Great weekly theme! :) Will print them out and try em.

Joe said...

Muchas gracias por tu comentario y por tus buenos deseos en mi blog!!

Un abrazo y feliz semana, José

briannelee said...

Yum those look so good. I love anything that involves lemon.

considered design said...

Oh they look good! were do you find the time for everything... I need tips! A

Trish said...

What a fun idea for a theme day! You should make a little button so others can play along! (Email me if you need help on making a button, I have a great article!)

Your photography is beautiful, I love the lighting in these shots. Is it natural light or are you using a light box? Maybe you can hilight your favorite pic each week and tell us about the photo specs(f stop, etc.)?

Have a super week!

flo said...

A small part for me pleeeease... It's look so delicious...
Bon appétit...

PinkPanthress said...

Oh, I like that idea very much. :D And I also envy you for your metabolism!

I think I might try this recipe this weekend. Looks very easy, it's also great you use SI Base Units... :)

And I love the saucer in the last 2 pictures, it looks like from a set of turkish coffe.

Heather said...

These look really tempting! You're going to have to create a cookbook w/ these recipes and your gorgeous photos! Shipwreck cupcakes perhaps?

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Yummy! Those look amazing :) xo

koralee said...

LEMON!!!! My favourite...I am going to be making these for sure...thank you so much..I will never miss your Monday posts again. xoxox

shari @ little blue deer said...

Pretty lemons! I love citrus fruit. That's a really good idea, I usually cook something big on Sunday and then we eat it during the week. My husband is a better baker than I am, and thankfully he doesn't bake that often (thankfully for my waistline, that is!). Anyway, lovely blog, I'm a new follower!

tamara said...

I was lucky enough to eat 2 or was it 3....maybe it was 4 of these when you made them on Monday. I'm so happy I live within walking distance to you. Monday is officially my new favorite day! xx

Pooch Morning Glory said...

and i just happen to have what looks like 1/4 cup almond meal in the fridge that needs to be used up. coincidence? i think not.
thank you
~laura

DANDELION DAYDREAMER said...

yum! you have me on the way out the door to the boulangerie... I need cake! Great photography too.

The Zhush said...

These sound so good, love lemony treats...having a hard time picturing something that would not be photogenic...to you!

c and d said...

i feel almost guilty saying we were lucky recipients of these amazing lemony goodness cakes...thank you for sharing this recipe janis. i'm going to attempt making them tonight they were so goooooddddddd. and a recipe book?!! between you and heather, i feel something transpiring....

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Sorry - totally off topic.. just wanted to check if you got the email I sent you last week? :)

nkp said...

My mouth is watering. Literally. It is. Darn you for the temptation! Those wee cakes and a steaming cup of tea would be so perfect right now.

Oh, and the photography-exquisite. Has anyone ever told you that you have a way with the lense? Perhaps you should turn it into a profession. ;0)

Mary said...

I happen to love baking :)

These look delicious! Thanks for sharing!

xxMK

http://delightfulbitefuls.blogspot.com/

Amy E. Strodl said...

Yummy! I'm getting hungry at the thought!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Hi again! If you feel like a game, I've tagged you over at my blog- xo

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Looking forward to it.. not sure why I'm not getting them - are you replying, or sending right to me? Either way.. I'm home in the morning - 403 453 4147 and work in the afternoon / evening 403 724 0281.
xo

mise said...

Anything with a lemon in is right for me. I like the subtle yellow of these photos. More recipes!

jonahliza said...

those look so yummy! im definitely saving this recipe <3

Bridget said...

i love lemon flavored things. i'll have to try these.

Amber Whitehouse said...

These look amazing! Can't go wrong with anything lemon in my book :) Will try them soon!