Sunday, 18 August 2013

A lovely sunday

A lovely day of mosaicking with my friend Karin. I have finished the "lamp stand" vase and waiting for the adhesive to dry and then I will grout the vase.
Tomorrow I will buy some more tiles for the next project; a gecko on a riverbed stone.
Karin and I enjoyed a lovely lemon cake for afternoon tea from the lemons of my lemon tree.

The cake is easy to make:
  • 2 cups of self raising flour
  • 1 cup of yoghurt
  • 100 grams of butter or 4 table spoons of vegetable oil
  • half a cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • the zest of two lemons finely grated
  • half a cup of milk if needed.
Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius.
Cream the butter and sugar or if using oil instead of butter, stir the oil and sugar.
Add the eggs and lemon zest and stir well.
I like to use my hand mixer.
Add the flour/ yoghurt and mix again.
Add milk if the mix is to thick.
Pour the mixture into a greased tin and bake for about 40 minutes on 180 Celsius.

  • juice of one lemon
  • half a cup of sugar
Combine sugar and lemon juice in a cup.
When taking cake out of the oven, prick holes in the top and pour the lemon/sugar mixture over the warm cake.
The lemon juice will soak into the cake and gives the cake a great flavour.
Cool completely and turn out carefully.
This cake can also made with gluten free flour and  2 teaspoons of gluten free baking powder, the yoghurt and lemon juice makes the cake moist.

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