Thursday, May 24, 2012

British Top 10 ~ Lemon Drizzle

Guess What? The grand opening of once in a four years time event is coming up soon. Yeap, it's the 2012 Olympic game and this round is in London. That's why I've been busy posting some interesting English tea cake for the past couple of weeks. hehe...... And here's another one, Lemon drizzle ! Lemon drizzle is quite a common cake throughout the world but in Great Britain, it is considered as one of the top10 cakes other than the following.

(1)  French Francy            (6)  Battenburg
(2)  Fat Rascal                   (7)  Eccles Cake
(3)  Victoria Sponge           (8)  Jaffa Cake
(4)  Lemon Drizzle              (9)  Chelsea Bun
(5)  Bakewell Tart              (10)  Welsh Cake

So, have you tried any of these cakes so far? Yeap, those are the British top 10 that you shouldn't missed out. I will definitely give other recipes a try.

This is the silicon mould I bought a year ago. I'm totally attracted to the shape once I saw it. This mould is so easy to use & to clean too. I'm glad I finally own one now. :o) So, let's go to the recipe.

Ingredients :
113gm    butter, softened
120gm    sugar
2 eggs
150gm   all purpose flour
1 tbsp   corn flour
1 tspn  baking powder
50ml   milk, soaked with 1 tbsp poppy seeds (optional)
1 tspn  vanilla extract/essence
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tspn  lemon zest

Ingredients for frosting :
3/4 cup   icing/powder sugar
2 tspn   lemon juice
(combine all ingredients and mix well)

Method :
(1) combine dry ingredients into a bowl & mix well.
(2) beat butter & sugar till creamy, then add in eggs & vanilla and mix to combine.
(3) now, alternately stir in the dry ingredients & milk till well mixed.
(4) then add in lemon juice & zest and stir well.
(5) finally bake at preheated oven at 180-185'C for about 20-25 mins, for small cup size. And for 8-9" tray bake at 175'C for about 50-60 mins.
(6) once it's done, leave cool for 5 mins before remove from tray then drizzle on the frosting once it's completely cooled.

It looks like a complete sunshine! This is a very simple cake and yet tasty good. Probably, the best tea cake to enjoy during the game show is ON. I can't wait to watch my favourite games....gymnastic, water ballet & ballroom dancing. So, what are yours????


Sutapa said...

Hi Kristy,
Delicious cake dear and yes for the Olympic time its good choice to try some English top ... I wish I could make the pic perfect like you but definitely try this!
Good day friend!:)

Lyndsey said...

I like that mold too. It makes for a lovely little cake! Lemon poppy seed one of my top ten favorites! :) Beutiful photos Kristy! So are you going to the Olympics!

Velva said...

Tea cakes are a must with your tea-awesome.


WokandSpoon said...

I have a similar mold - it looks like a Canelé mold. There's a cake called a 'fat rascal'? hehe.
Lovely tea cakes. Great idea to use this mold for the cakes - I should dig mine out and use it.

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

WOW! Those are pretty tea cakes and definitely great for party.

lena said...

that's a very nice and pretty mould! no, i havent tried anything on that list, only done something similar to this , a lemon poppy seed cake but with no drizzle. you're an olympics fan? i'm not ver ymuch into it but will be looking forward to the gymnastics rounds.have a nice day!

Jeannie Tay said...

Yep silicon moulds are a breeze to use and yours are so pretty, your cakes look very scrumptious too! I love the drizzle on the top!

Elin said...

Beautiful !!! I love this poppy lemon cake too. I love to use silicone mold for they are easy to store and clean :) though the silicon mold can be expensive but worth paying for it :)

Merryn said...

wonderful! I love silicon mold too. I have the heart and star shape.

TasteHongKong said...

Obviously am less prepared, but sure, I'd love to have this accompanied me to watch the games.
Time flies!

Mango Ginger said...

I can't believe the French Fancy beat the mighty lemon drizzle! This looks gorgeous, and lovely pics too x

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Nammi said...

looks yumm, yes yes I know I should take rest :P but have to drop in and say hi to you now and then right ;). have a nice day!!!

Belinda @zomppa said...

Happy to take all ten, but this one looks like a favorite!! Who doesn't love lemon drizzle?

Lizzy said...

Oh, yes, these little gems look so yummy! And I love your molds~

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I never bake anything from the top 10 list, knew very little if compare to your knowledge, hahaha..This remind of my lemon glaze butter cake..and yours must be very yummy with lemon drizzle

Cheah said...

They look so cute both with and without the frosting..... tall and magnificent!

Angie's Recipes said...

The mould looks tall and so cute, but the cakes look better!

Otehlia said...

They look fabulous! I love drooling over your pictures. I can only imagine the real thing...

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