Eat Well Recipes (Tag: baking)

Simply Delicious Lemon Drizzle Cake

Although not a traditional Scottish recipe, the lemon drizzle cake has beenLemon Drizzle Cake a hit at 20 Albany Street, with many requests for the recipe, it would be lovely to think there are versions of this being made all over the world. Try substituting the lemon with Oranges or limes if you feel like experimenting. This cake freezes very well.

225g (8oz) caster sugar
275g (10oz) self-raising flour
2 level tsp baking powder
225g (8oz) softened butter
4 large eggs
4 tablespoons milk
finely grated rind of 2 Lemons

For the crunchy topping;-

175g granulated sugar
Juice of 2 lemons

1) Grease a 30 X 23 cm roasting tin or round cake tin if your prefer, then line the base with baking paper.
2) Mix 225g caster sugar, 275g self-raising flour & 2 level tsp baking powder into a large  bowl.
3) Add 225g softened butter and blend together well.

4) Mix together 4 large eggs with 4 tablespoons of milk and the finely grated rind of 2 lemons and then fold this into the mixture until well blended.
5) Turn the mixture into the prepared tin and level the top.

6) Bake in a pre-heated oven,160℃/Fan 140℃/ Gas 3 for 35 to 40 minutes until the cake has shrunk from the sides of the tin and springs back when pressed in the centre. Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes.

7)To make the topping, mix the granulated sugar and lemon juice together and spoon the mixture evenly over the cake whilst it is still a little warm (within 10 minutes).

8) Leave to go cold then cut into pieces of whatever size you require.

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20 Albany Street Scottish Shortbread

20 Albany Street Shortbread


This is the shortbread biscuit that is in your room in the biscuit jar,20 Albany Street Shortbread so easy to make and can also be used for a dessert with berries and cream. Traditionally eaten all year round in Scotland, but especially at Christmas and Hogmanay (New Year).

225g (8oz) plain flour
100g (4oz) semolina
100g (4oz) caster sugar
225g (8oz) unsalted butter
25g (1oz) caster sugar to sprinkle on top

1) Lightly grease a 30 x 20 cm shallow tin. You can also use a round tin if you prefer.
2) Mix together 225g of flour, 100g of semolina and 100g of caster sugar in a mixing bowl.
3) Add 225g of butter, cut into small pieces and stir well.
4) Bind together with your fingertips and knead until the mixture forms a smooth dough.
5) Press the dough into the tin, so you get an even spread.
6) Prick with a fork and leave to chill for 30 mins (or up to 24 hour), It is nice to cook when you have visitors, so they can enjoy the smell of it cooking.
7) Bake in a pre heated oven, 160℃/ Fan 140℃/Gas 3 for 30 to 35 mins until pale golden brown.
8) Sprinkle with 25g caster sugar and cut into piece of whatever size you like.
9)Leave to cool for 30 mins, then remove and store in an airtight container.

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