Gastronomically Terrific

December 2, 2014

Blueberry and lemon drizzle cake

Filed under: Cake — Tags: , — lawsonanna @ 8:21 pm

Another cake that I’ve made in the past, and one that has been really enjoyed. Completely different to the rich Christmas cakes I’ve been making recently, this is a lovely light lemon sponge with added blueberries.

It’s a pretty easy recipe; basically you just make a sponge cake, add the zest and juice of a lemon, then fold in some blueberries (reserving some to add to the top of the cake mixture before you bake it). You then bake the sponge in the oven for about an hour, and add caster sugar dissolved in lemon juice for the topping.

I admit that the majority of my blueberries did sink when making this, so most of them were at the bottom of the cake. However, it still tasted light and fresh and I’d happily make this again.

Who made it: Anna

Recipe: The Daily CookBook, 19 June, pg. 153



August 29, 2010

Blueberry and lemon drizzle cake

Filed under: Cake — Tags: , , , , — thinkingdan @ 10:39 pm

I can’t recommend this cake strongly enough.  It is enough to turn even the most staunch chocolate lover.

The wicked witch would get a lot more takers if she was peddling this stuff. But she would no longer be wicked, she would be loved as the queen of all things beautiful.

I guess there isn’t anything too special about the ingredients of this.  Its simple, right?  A nice fluffy sponge, a lot of blueberries, and some lemon drizzle.  What is there to say?


That is all you can say when you’ve had a bite of this traybake.   Somehow, it just works amazingly well together.

It helps that golden caster sugar is used instead of white.  It helps that the lemon flavouring is very, very intense.  It really helps that the drizzle is golden lemon flavoured.  It helps that the blueberries don’t all sink because a portion are dropped on top rather than mixed in (a great tip, by the way).  It helps that I gobbled nearly all of it on the day it was baked, although to be fair that was a compulsion rather than a strategy.

I just really like this cake.

Who made it: Anna

Recipe: “The daily cook book” by Love Food, June 19th.

June 20, 2010

Blueberry Muffins

Filed under: Cake — Tags: , , — thinkingdan @ 3:21 pm

This post is here as a warning: these were not that great.  We had some blueberries and thought muffins would be nice, but sadly they were not quite sweet enough, not quite cooked in the centre, and a little burnt on top.  The last two are obviously a problem with using our oven (it does that if you forget to take measures) but the first is a problem with the recipe.  I just like sweeter muffins.

No photos – we made these when I was very busy and I had no time.  They looked fine – more cupcake sized than muffins but otherwise as expected.

Who made it: Anna and Dan jointly.

Recipe: Mary Berry’s Ultimate Cake Book, page 235.

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