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A Travelling Cook: Lemon poppyseed cake

Lemon poppyseed cake


I have always loved lemons, they allow jam to set, make delicious cordials and now this delicious cake. When I lived in Australia a neighbour with a big lemon tree used to leave  a big box of lemons out for passers-by to help themselves to. I used to leave big bags of herbs hung over our fence for others. Living in an apartment I miss these easy aspects of community. Our building is big and we don't know any of the neighbours. It's hard to say more than "hello, how are you?" when you don't speak much of the language. We're planning on hosting drinks in our building next month after Chris is settled in again after his trip to the States. Fingers crossed people show up! 
I love lemon poppy seed cake. I bought the lemons and poppy seeds from a market that is on in our town square twice a week. Loads of fresh fruit and vegetables, spices, fish, cheeses, bread, flowers, great fun.
Ingredients
Topping syrup















Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees celcius
  2. Line or grease cake tin
  3. In a large bowl, sift flour and add sugar and poppy seeds. Stir gently.
  4. In a small bowl make up egg replacer according to instructions. Add water and olive oil.
  5. Juice 2 lemons and finely grate the zest of one lemon
  6. Add egg mixture and lemons to flour  mixture and combine well.
  7. Add batter to cake tin and cook in oven for about 50 mins or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Allow cake to cool before removing from tin or adding topping syrup.
  9. Combine topping syrup ingredients and whisk until syrup is formed. Pour lightly over cake upon serving.

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A Travelling Cook: Lemon poppyseed cake

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Lemon poppyseed cake


I have always loved lemons, they allow jam to set, make delicious cordials and now this delicious cake. When I lived in Australia a neighbour with a big lemon tree used to leave  a big box of lemons out for passers-by to help themselves to. I used to leave big bags of herbs hung over our fence for others. Living in an apartment I miss these easy aspects of community. Our building is big and we don't know any of the neighbours. It's hard to say more than "hello, how are you?" when you don't speak much of the language. We're planning on hosting drinks in our building next month after Chris is settled in again after his trip to the States. Fingers crossed people show up! 
I love lemon poppy seed cake. I bought the lemons and poppy seeds from a market that is on in our town square twice a week. Loads of fresh fruit and vegetables, spices, fish, cheeses, bread, flowers, great fun.
Ingredients
  • 1  and 2/3 cups self raising flour (or same amount of plain flour with 1 teaspoon and 2/3 teaspoon baking powder)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 eggs equivalent no-egg replacer
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
Topping syrup
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced















Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees celcius
  2. Line or grease cake tin
  3. In a large bowl, sift flour and add sugar and poppy seeds. Stir gently.
  4. In a small bowl make up egg replacer according to instructions. Add water and olive oil.
  5. Juice 2 lemons and finely grate the zest of one lemon
  6. Add egg mixture and lemons to flour  mixture and combine well.
  7. Add batter to cake tin and cook in oven for about 50 mins or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Allow cake to cool before removing from tin or adding topping syrup.
  9. Combine topping syrup ingredients and whisk until syrup is formed. Pour lightly over cake upon serving.

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3 Comments:

At August 5, 2014 at 2:42 PM , OpenID veganopoulous said...

Lemon poppy seed cake is always a winner with me :) Have you ever seen that Seinfeld episode where Jerry doesn't know anyone in the building, so Kramer puts up photos of everyone in the foyer? That's my worst apartment-living nightmare!

 
At August 6, 2014 at 1:41 AM , Blogger Johanna GGG said...

I am sure your cake would go down well at a neighbourhood drinks session. We have been in our house for the longest I have ever been in any house since I was a child and it is nice to know some of our neighbours but living in units does mean we don't see people on the street as much. Sometimes that is a good thing and sometimes not!

 
At August 6, 2014 at 7:24 AM , Blogger Kate said...

Yum I love lemon poppyseed cake! Looks divine! What a shame my kids won't eat anything with visible seeds, may have to consume it all myself :)

 

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