I recently confessed about my love affair with citrus. The bright tangy taste and the fresh crisp smell is enough to melt my heart. Lemon treats can make me weak in the knees.
I once thought chocolate was the love of my taste-buds, but as I get older and wiser, I’m beginning to question that relationship. Oh don’t get me wrong. I’ll always love chocolate. It’s just that I now realise, there’s room in my heart for more than one love.
This weeks Baking With Julia recipe is for a Lemon Cake Loaf. It’s a sturdy loaf that is dense and dare I say, kind of dry. I have loved every recipe that we have made from the cookbook Baking with Julia, but this one leaves me shaking my head.
This was an easy enough recipe. You only use one bowl and just stir it up. Easy peasy! But even though you add the zest of three lemons, I did not thing it was all that lemony. It was very subtle.
Many of the other TWD gals thought it needed a glaze. I went with a lemon curd on the side, but wish I would have added a lemon glaze. This loaf cake sliced up really nice allowing me to make very thin slice. It would be perfect lightly toasted with a cup of tea.
I also think this would be a great base for Strawberry Shortcake. It’s easy to throw together and will stand up to those macerated berries and ice cream.
Yep, it would be perfect!