Exeter, Devon UK • Jul 24, 2024 • VOL XII

Exeter, Devon UK • [date-today] • VOL XII
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Ready Steady Bake… Lemon Drizzle!

Fancy getting your bake on? Give Lucy Aylmer's lemon drizzle recipe a go!
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Ready Steady Bake… Lemon Drizzle!

Fancy getting your bake on? Give Lucy Aylmer’s lemon drizzle recipe a go!

During such uncertain times, food can offer precious escapism and reassuring comfort, that quarantining and lack of social engagements cannot. Beautifully moist with a glaciated frosting and garnished with lemon zest, a lemon drizzle is next on the agenda; the River Cottage Handbook’s version is a real crowd pleaser and a particular favourite of my Dads.

  • For the cake
    • 175g self-raising flour
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 175g caster sugar
    • 175g butter
    • Zest of two lemons
    • 3 eggs
  • For the drizzle
    • Juice of 2 lemons
    • 100g granulated sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl.
  3. Add all the cake other ingredients using a wooden spoon (or an electric mixer if you have one!) until the batter is smooth and thick.  
  4. Spoon the mixture into a greased or lined tin.
  5. Bake for approximately 40 minutes.
  6. For the drizzle, mix together the lemon juice and granulated sugar.
  7. Once the cake is baked, using a fork, prick the surface of the cake and slowly pour the drizzle over. This bake can be consumed warm or cool, both taste delicious!

A slice is best served with a pot of tea!

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