hey that’s different
Today i made my first ever daring baking step.
i made a cake from reading 3 recipes for lemon drizzle/lemon olive oil cake!
and man, i was freaking out at the start. I know, how sad is that (not very, right)
for your information, the reasons why I wasn’t chilled as a penguin, was because
one i realised we had no LEMONS. and no, you can’t make a lemon drizzle cake without lemons :) ..and there were none on the tree. SO i had to go to the supermarket a grueling 200 metres away. In the rain. (oh man do i wish I had taken a picture of this awful weather. But i think you can picture it; rain, rain and more rain, with a side of cloud-covered skies.) And so i dragged along my older brother. (btw SARAH, I bought a florida’s natural cranberry juice THING. so YES! PRETTY CAP = PRETTY NEW WALLET :D) So I got 4 lemons. yay. but wait - there’s more!
two got home and realised oh schnitzel. the one of the recipes I was using as a basis for this ..hybrid cake, was for “A delicate lemon sponge, sandwiched with buttery lemon curd and topped with a sweet sharp icing.” …I sure didn’t want a sponge…nor a …cake filling.. Soooo that caused a pickle. But I just worked with it anyway (sponges are always good. always buttery*).
three so after figuring out what my recipe was going to be, i got started. but what happens next just makes you think OH NOES. because. we had no caster sugar. I mean, sure I would have checked normally to see if we had everything..but sometimes caster sugar is just..a given..something we take for granted. Yeah. I’m getting deep. about sugar. Soooo I had to use the nearest possible thing we had. which was brown sugar.
four the mixture was curdled when i it was..mixing.
(and because it was a hybrid of like..lemon drizzle cake, lemon olive oil cake and a moroccan lemon cake thing, i was getting worried.)
five and lastly the cake was some airy weird smelling* icing-like blob thing before it went in the oven.
So, I do realise it suddenly got really brief on four and five, but that’s cos my internet got closed and even though tumblr would usually save everything, it didn’t. so. fail.
i’ll tell you now to spare you the suspense, it came out perfectly FINE. and almost..beautifully perfect. oh and i just tasted it…the glaze is sharp but the cake is nice and ..fluffy :) yum
so here, now you get to see it.
it had lemon and lime rind in it :)
i also made a lemon rosemary glaze :)…i think it was the best part
*i recently got tins of creamery butter and it smelled really..really weird. and not good. and not tasty… but in the cake it turned out fine :)
peace out yo