Easy Lemon Loaf

Lemon Loaf

I might just start a side hustle after the lock down, baking cake loaves. Maybe I’d fool people enough to take me serious and bam I’d be cashing out. I’m already counting the money in my head.

First let me arrange with Chef Julz for a ton of this Cake mix to be delivered to my “bakery” 😁

Lemon Loaf Slices ready to be slathered with Lemon Curd.

The initial plan was to make a Lemon blueberry loaf but blueberry isn’t something they sell in my neighbourhood store, and per the lockdown even though slightly relaxed now, there is only so far I can travel for blueberries. So I had to settle for something equally as good. After the success of the Banana Loaf I’ve decided to create as many cakes I can with cake mix

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 600g Plain Cake mix
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Zest
  • 1/2 Cup Lemon Juice*

Procedure

– Pre-Heat your oven to 350°F

– Check the instructions on your cake mix, to see how much water it calls for,and split that to half water, half lemon juice. Say if it calls for 1 cup of water, make it half cup of water, and half of lemon juice.

– Add Lemon zest, and follow the rest of the instructions on your cake mix pack.

– Grease a loaf pan, and line with parchment paper. If you don’t have parchment paper, grease the pan and coat with flour.

– Pour in your cake batter and bake for 25 mins or till a toothpick comes out clean.

– When the cake is ready, remove from the oven and leave to cool in the pan for a few minutes before turning in on to a wire rack to cool

Let’s examine the crumb now, shall we!

I made some Lemon Curd and and spread it over slices on this cake.

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd, one of my favourite spreads

Ingredients

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp Lemon zest

Procedure

– You need a clean glass or stainless steel bowl, a whisk and a pot of water on fire, coming slowly to a boil.

– Add all the ingredients together in the bowl and whisk.

– Place the bowl into pot of water, and whisk continuously till the liquid thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.

– Remove from the heat when it is ready, pour into a heat proof container, use a cling wrap to cover the top before putting a lid on.

– Refrigerate till is completely cooled.

Enjoy.

Time for tea! The only thing missing is a cup of Lemongrass Tea.


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Author: Omolabake for #OunjeAladun

Food should be an experience, one to be savored, explored, experimented with, played with and expressed. I hope I can take you on different parts of my journeys with food through Ounje Aladun. I'm Omolabake Bode-Matthew, a Foodie, Gardener, Entrepreneur ( I run a healthy beverage options company Fontaine De Vie), Mum, Wife, Lawyer by certificates lol, pretend art enthusiast, lover of good music, can't sing, can't dance... And I welcome you to my blog.

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