Monday, 6 June 2011

Random thoughts

Is it just me, or does anyone else detect some similarities here?!!!

Today, I am having a relaxing time, sorting out some recipe files.  I've got lots of Weightwatcher recipes culled from magazines, and I am getting them into order so I can find and use them regularly.  Also, I keep a recipe folder in a Word document, so if I find a recipe I like online, I can file it away for future reference.  This seems like a good idea, but there are some recipes on there I use repeatedly, and I have to open up the laptop every time I cook them, and sometimes the laptop is in danger of being smeared with eggs and butter!  To save my laptop, and my patience, I am gradually copying out my favourites whenever I have a spare few moments, and then adding them to my physical recipe files.

Here is the first one I copied out, a real favourite here at Letters From Home, I think it was originally from Attic 24  I do hope it becomes your favourite too!

125g butter
175g caster sugar
Grated rind and juice 2 lemons
2 beaten eggs
175g self-raising flour
A little milk
50g granulated sugar
  • Cream butter, caster sugar and lemon rind until fluffy (You could put it all in food processor and give a good whizz)
  • Gradually beat in eggs (add to processor and whizz)
  • Mix in flour and add about 4tbs milk (yes, whizz again in processor) - mixture should be soft enough to drop off spoon when gently shaken
  • Grease a 1kg/2lb loaf time (I usually line with baking parchment instead of greasing)
  • Bake in moderate oven gas 4/350F/180C for 45 to 50 mins until risen and golden, firm on top.
  • Just before cake comes out of oven, prepare lemon syrup: Heat lemon juice and granulated sugar gently until sugar has dissolved (45 secs in microwave and a good stir)
  • As soon as cake is out of oven, while still in tin, stab it all over top with a skewer and pour over the lemon syrup.
  • Leave cake in tin until cold (The cake will soak up all the syrup, even if it looks very soggy at the start)

Recipe for Life

1 cup good thoughts
1 cup of consideration
1 cup kind deeds
2 cups well- beaten faults
3 cups forgiveness

Mix thoroughly and add tears of joy, sorrow and sympathy for others. Fold in 4 cups of prayer and faith to lighten other ingredients and raise the texture to great heights of Christian living. After pouring all this into your daily life, bake well with the heat of human kindness. Serve with a smile.

Enjoy your day!


Pom Pom said...

Hi Jayne! Those two images are hilarious. Kate made a lovely Cinderella bride, didn't she?
Oh lemon cake, glorious lemon cake. I wish I had some at the ready.

Jayne said...

Hello Pom Pom, hope you're having a good day x

Bess @ Fixing My Thoughts said...

Oh Jayne, it seems it's been ages since I've left a comment. If I had $ for all the comments I've had to abandon ... (while at work, so I guess that's a sign). Anyway, I love your photo comparisons! That is amazing. Congratulations on being a future grandmother! Your blanket looks very lovely. And the little coat is darling! Hope you are enjoying your lighter schedule. Bess

Jayne said...

Thank you Bess! x

Quinn said...

I never thought of that! The similarity is striking!

hope you had fun at cadburys!

Pom Pom said...

Where are you, Jayne? I hope everything is okay and you are enjoying your summer.

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