Old Fashioned Lemon Loaf

Lemons and limes are in season. I got this recipe from a workmate to try and I am sharing it with you all too. If you have tree full of lemon or lemons going cheap in the market try using them in a recipe like this.

I did a very small loaf  and you can multiply it to a the size you like. You can freeze this cake with out a problem. To freeze use individual bags to store. So thawing becomes easy.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wC8LVlhGMU&w=560&h=315]

 

Ingredients

  • 95g Self Raising Flour
  • 110g Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • Rind of one lemon
  • 90ml Milk
  • 30 ml Oil
  • 1/2Tsp lemon juice for the loaf.

Ingredients for the Syrup

  • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 50g Sugar

Method

  1. Add sugar and the egg in to a mixing bowl and mix until creamy.
  2. Next add lemon rind, milk and the flour.
  3. Add a tsp lemon juice and mix well.
  4. After pour the mixture in to the loaf pan and bake 30 minutes on 180C about 20-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Meanwhile do the syrup by adding sugar and lemon juice together. Bring to boil and leave on the lowest heat or switch off the stove.
  5. When the cake is out poke the cake and pour the hot syrup on to it and leave in the tray to cool down.

Date & Banana Loaf Cake

This loaf cake is copy cat of a banana and date loaf I recently had in an organic coffee shop. It was really nice and warm with lots of butter.Before serving make sure to warm it for 30 seconds in the microwave with some extra butter. The butter goes through the warm bread and gives a nice taste to it.

If you are after a healthy option try with out butter. I only used 75g butter for the whole loaf. I love this loaf with out any butter too. I love dates. These days fresh dates are available due to Ramadan season. I really want to use them in my recipes. So I am working on several more recipes. If you are a date lover wait for more uploads.

Bon Appetit!

 

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4Joq1OfENY&w=560&h=315]

 

Ingredients

  • 130g dates
  • 70ml Boiling Water
  • 75g Butter
  • 240g Self Raising Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Well Ripped Bananas
  • Vanilla
  • 70g Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Bi carbonate of Soda

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c.
  2. Prepare a 6x4inch loaf pan. (You can always halve this recipe)
  3. In to a pot add the dates and the butter and bring it to  boil. After add 1/2 Tsp bicarbonate of soda and mix well and leave aside.
  4. Add banana, brown sugar, vanilla, & eggs and mix well about 2 minutes.
  5. After add the dates and mix well. (Its all right to use slightly cold dates or medium hot)
  6. Next add the flour and mix really well scraping down the ends.
  7. Add the cake mix in to the loaf pan about 30 min to 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  8. Cool on a wire rack.
  9. Use with butter or as it is.

Vanilla & Chocolate Marbled Loaf cake

Marbled cakes can be done in different ways. This is the simplest marble cake.  This is actually a loaf cake that you can try with more butter if you wish. This comes so nice and soft too. The nice golden colour and the long split says so much about this cake. If you wish to do a small one you can always half this recipe with out a problem. If you don’t mind the size I made freeze the rest to take out when you feel like something to go with your coffee.

Adding the amount of cocoa can be done with a small amount too. With out cocoa you can always add a colour. There are so many options with your own creativity level.

Instead of using self raising flour and corn flour together you and add both together to use corn flour. Adding a baking paper to the tray is for easy release. But if you have a good quality non-stick loaf pan try using with out any baking paper.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y48nGiS9tw&w=560&h=315]

Ingredients

  • 4 Eggs
  • 225g Butter
  • 30g Cocoa
  • 2 Tsp. vanilla
  • 200g Sugar
  • 400g Self raising flour
  • 50g Corn Flour
  • 160ml Milk

Method

  • Prepare a 12×4 inch loaf pan.
  • Preheat the oven to 180c.
  • Add softened butter , sugar and vanilla in to a mixing bowl and start mixing it until nice and creamy.
  • When it is nice and pale in colour add eggs one by one and whisk well.
  • Next lower the speed & add the flour little by little until its well combined.
  • Lastly add the milk and whisk well.
  • After mixing take 2/3 of the mix out and leave the other 1/3 of the mix in the mixing bowl.
  • Add the sifted  cocoa in to the 1/3 in the mixing bowl. Whisk well. If you find it dry you can always add a bit of milk to make it nice and smooth.
  • Put the dollop of the vanilla mix here and there and do the same with the cocoa mix.
  • To get the marbled effect use a fork to mix. But do not over mix.
  • Bake on a preheated oven until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • Suitable for freezing too.
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