Sunday, August 1, 2010

Lemon Cake- Delightfully Fresh

I had bookmarked this recipe a long time ago in an old Russian magazine, and seemed to have lost it. Sometimes the greatest discoveries happen when you clean up the piles of accumulated paper clutter- and Bingo! found it. Now it was time to refresh my metric knowledge of measurements....such a pain to go back and forth....well, it took me years to think in English terms of measurements: come on guys- let's all agree on one standard- it is about time!
 Anyways, the cake turned out delicious- the Russian title said "Well Known Childhood Temptations- Grandma's Lemon Treat"...I wasn't sure lemons were that popular during our Grandmothers' time and I can hardly remember them either ... so I thought of giving up on the title, with some sort of bitterness in my heart...

For the crumb:

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 10 tbsp melted butter
For the dough:
  • 2 lemons
  • 10 oz butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 8 tbsp  corn starch
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp confectioners sugar
  1.  Wash the lemon and finely grate the peel. Squeeze the juice and mix everithing with flour, yolk, butter.
  1.  Wash the lemons and finely grate the peel. Squeeze the juice.
  2. Using a mixer, blend the butter and sugar till you get a creamy mass, mix in the eggs one by one.
  3. Separately mix the flour, baking powder and starch.
  4. Add the flour mix to the butter mix. 
  5. Add the lemon juice.
  6. Heat the oven to 350 F, pour the batter in a 9X9 inch pan and pour in the dough.
  7. Evenly spread the crumb over the top  and bake the cake for 35-40 min.
  8. Remove the cake and let it cool. Sprinkle the confectioners sugar on top and cut into squares. 
  9. Best served fresh, with some whipped cream!

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