Back on track...with Lemon Butter Cake

There are lots of stuff which i hv been missing.. the past few weeks hv been haywire.. i didnt get to update my blog daily .. didnt get to blogwalk as much as i wanted to... the travelling... the orders... hv kept me busy.. dont get me wrong.. i feel blessed but there is one thing that is missing... to be able to try out new recipes and having "me" time right after i bake something new... i miss it and bef it got out of hand just like before (i stopped taking orders a decade ago simply bec i got sick of doing the same thing over and over again) i decided to take a breather for a couple of weeks.. to get myself on track again.. dont want to get sick of baking and blogging abt the same thing ..



Honestly... you know what keeps me going eventho at times i feel guilty not updating my blog?? those that visit my blog religiously.. those that email and sms me and ask me how i'm doing when they dont see me updating my blog... All that keeps me doing what i like most.. baking.. taking photos... posting and updating my blog.. so today right after i was done doing my daily mundane routine.. i decided to try out this simple recipe.. a recipe which i had bookmarked many moons ago.. it was done within two hrs and bef i knew it.. i was sitting down with my lappy.. my cuppa and two slices of lemon cake.. updating my blog.. just like old times... ahhhh heaven...




We got home fm KL last Saturday.. the usual 2 1/2hrs drive back turned into a 6hrs drive simply bec the traffic was bad.. we planned to go to Malacca for a day on our way back to check out a new hotel there but decided not to do so after the bad traffic leading to Malacca.. got home to a messy kitchen and had no choice but to start scrubbing my tiles and kitchen cabinets.. haizz this is what happens when u let ur son take over ur kitchen lol.. Anyway long story short.. yesterday i managed to get things together.. did our groceries... did my laundry and hv yet to start doing what i hate most... ironing lol.. i finally bought my food processor after years of trying my best not to buy one ahakss..



So ok.. lets get on with this cake.. fab recipe is fm Sonia... ty ty ty... this is definately going to be another one like the "Sicilian orange cake" craze in my family.. same texture... same taste except it uses lemon and mohn.. wink wink




Ingredients
250g butter
200g sugar
2 lemon, finely grate the rind
4 large eggs
280g cake flour
2tsp of double action baking powder
4tbsp milk

Lemon glaze
8tbsp sugar
2 lemon, extract juice
2 lemon, finely grate the rind

Method
1. Sift cake flour and baking powder in a bowl.
2. Beat butter with the sugar until pale and fluffy.
3. Add in egg one at a time, then add in lemon rind, mixing well.
4. Fold in the flour and milk, combine well. Last add in poppy seeds, stir well. (i did the flour, milk, flour, milk, flour method)
5. Pour the mixture into cake tin.
6. Bake in pre-heated oven at 180C for 50mins.
7. While baking the cake, start to prepare the lemon glaze.
8. Mix sugar and lemon juice and cook over low heat till sugar dissolved, add in lemon rind, set aside.
9. When cake done, remove cake from the oven and prick all over with a skewer.
10. Pour over the lemon glaze over the hot cake.
11. Ideally to leave cake to set overnight, to get better flavour.



Lemon glaze is a must for this recipe yah as it enhances the taste and flavor of this lemon butter cake! gv it a try ok.. i promise u that u will get hooked to it heheh



Ohhh... Hehehe.. bef i go.. lets feast our eyes on these blue thang.. ty babe! didnt expect it coming nevertheless i just wanna say... i lap u as much as i lap anything that comes in a blue box hahaha


50 comments:

marina anakcikbob said...

can't imagine how hairi take over ur kitchen. sure macam kapal pecah. LOL.

K.Nor said...

miss u & yr food photos especially the cakes & dessert :)

Rima said...

Marina
Muahaha tahu tak pe.. dah tu bila kita tanya dia kata.. eh i clean what.. i also fold baju for u.. errr i said ty but secretly wished he didnt do that cos instead of folding dia gulung gulung baju ku kahkahkah

Rima said...

KNor
I know.. i miss all my fellow blogger also... rasa macam funny bila kita try to blog walk but when ppl come to mine macam sepi tanpa berita ahakss

ijayuji said...

Salam kak rima!!! misssss uuuuu a lotttt!!!!! tak pe kak, not daily pun at least akak update jugak ;-) btw agak2 kalau suh akak poskan kita lemon selori akak nak poskan tak? wakakakaka.. sini lemon mahal! nak pakai bukan main syg lagi kalau dah beli :D n for sure akn try recipe yg ni tunggu lori lemon tergolek dulu hihihi..

Rima said...

Ija
Muahahha nak tunggu lori tergolek where got.. wait sure ramai yg pungut dulu sebelum ija sempat nak pungut kahkahkah

If lemon is on sale kat sana.. u go and stock up lah.. boleh try this recipe..

MANISAH said...

Rima, well I must say the SOC already got me hooked & I think this lemony thing would do the same. Tengok saja dah tahu sure sedap. Err... kalu overdose poppy seed ada akan jadi `di awangan' ka? Hehehe. BTW the last pic tu menarik. This weekend maybe turun ke Temasek, Ada orang request nak ke bird park sambil tu mummy boleh le menjengah ke ToTT (adusss pelaburan lagi hehehe)

Rima said...

Manisah
shhhhhhh where got poppy seed.. u dont see any poppy seed in my cake right???!!! hehehe

Eh eh dah lama tak gi Tott.. buat pelaburan kat sana tak rugi buat hubby hubby kita tau.. perut meka meka ni kenyang lepas kita buat pelaburan tu hehe

Ummi said...

Rima, welcome to the kitchen...hehee...always expecting your lovely pictures and recipes..Btw, akak pun boleh dpt darah tinggi when my son has done his "perang sabir" at my "sekangkang kera" kitchen....adeeehhh!

zarin said...

yeay! u r back..i miss u so much ehehe ada bulu mata jatuh tak? ahahaha :-PP

Rima said...

KUmmi
Dah penat and then bila pijak lantai yg meleket and berminyak.. adoiiii nak marah budak nye dah keluar.. nak tak nak.. terpaksa lah mama dia yg kerja kan semua.. dari dapur sampai living room.. semua meleket.. tapi kan tak pe lah.. meleket meaning dia melekat kat rumah.. hehe

Rima said...

Zarin
Muahahha bulu mata ku memang jatuh every 3 weeks hahahha.. ni next week harus pi pasang new set kahkahkah

Anne B. said...

wahhh i just bought some lemon just now...tomorrow i will definitely bake this cake ;)

Rima said...

Anne
Bake ok and let me know if u like it.. dont forget the lemon glaze.. its a must! hehe

Shal said...

Yeah u back. Ya la last sat traffic verg bad. Imagine it took us 2 hrs to get to seremban from KL. Kebas bon bon ku. Dont know why huh.

La ku pikir blue box itew utk giveaway muahaha

Rima said...

Shal
yep.. dari KL gi seremban dah berjeler.. dah tu continue sampai melaka.. dari melaka traffic dah tak teruk.. but lots of cars hari tu.. hb sampai kata.. "ahhh i told u we shud go home on sunday"

Blue box as GA?? kahkah kah.. kotak aje boleh tak??

Alice said...

RIma....yummy cake!!!
and even more yummier blue box!!!
I want!!! Lucky you! :P

Rima said...

Alice
Muahahha blue box is definately yummier!i must hv been a good girl ey for the past few months hehehe

Aziah.Jordan said...

Rima ,"bisous a toi"meaning...???? Italian ? Happy baking..!

Yat Maria said...

Babe

Boys version of cleanliness...memang tak leh angssss....pat lipat baju dah lah main gulung basah..pat lap kitchen area after menggoreng ala kadar jer cam main selet2..both my boys guitly of that!! eh babe...puding2 tak da ka??hehe..ku kehabisan idea..ku tunggu u khatam buku tu naaa... ku verangan nak wat mac last week tapi kuciwa sebab ujan sampai banjir arr...

Nurwin Heny said...

Hi dear Rima
Nice to see you back...kinda miss not "seeing" you updating your blog with wonderful stories and bakes. Take care and enjoy the rest of the week!....am sure you will, esp with the "blue + white" gift thingy... :-)

Ria said...

rindu ny kt kak Rima..everyday on9 tgk u xupdate blog..frust je..huhu..tgk2 hr ni ade cake yg sdp tuh..nk kne wt ni..xpe ke sne gune poppy seed??beware!!hehe..blue box for u, ipad2 for sonia, for reader's of ur blog??tett..

Krishnaveny said...

Hi Rima,

Welcome back ! Reading your blog is a must for me. Your blog+pics are really gorgeous. This cake, i'll try definitely as i tried orange cake b4 this and it was awesome..tc :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Rima,

The horrible jam into spore was caused due to the finger printing thingy at the JB customs. It's sth new which they had just implemented and it's driving all of us, including me up the wall. I find that it's super duper inefficient and the best thing is, we do not know if they will make it permanent or just a trial run and later scrap it. Perhaps next time around, you can consider taking the second link. It's still jam there, but I feel that the jam in second link is much better than in Woodlands side. People drive ethically and there is less "rowdy" drivers there. Last Saturday I was travelling from SGP to JB around 9pm and around 9.30pm we cleared sgp checkpoint at tuas. As soon as out of sgp checkpoint, was rudely shocked to see the JB side was badly jammned and we cleared JB checkpoint only around 11.30pm. Nowadays a lot of singaporeans are travelling to msia over public holidays and school holidays, so better to avoid travelling during this time.
During the labour day PH, I got stuck at Melaka road. For a journey which takes just ard 2.5 hrs, it became double the time. sigh!

Sally

Anonymous said...

Hi Rima,

The horrible jam into spore was caused due to the finger printing thingy at the JB customs. It's sth new which they had just implemented and it's driving all of us, including me up the wall. I find that it's super duper inefficient and the best thing is, we do not know if they will make it permanent or just a trial run and later scrap it. Perhaps next time around, you can consider taking the second link. It's still jam there, but I feel that the jam in second link is much better than in Woodlands side. People drive ethically and there is less "rowdy" drivers there. Last Saturday I was travelling from SGP to JB around 9pm and around 9.30pm we cleared sgp checkpoint at tuas. As soon as out of sgp checkpoint, was rudely shocked to see the JB side was badly jammned and we cleared JB checkpoint only around 11.30pm. Nowadays a lot of singaporeans are travelling to msia over public holidays and school holidays, so better to avoid travelling during this time.
During the labour day PH, I got stuck at Melaka road. For a journey which takes just ard 2.5 hrs, it became double the time. sigh!

Sally

Anonymous said...

Lovely cake Rima. I am definitely going to try this evening after getting my lemons, but without the P seed. where did you buy the P seed from?

Just be careful with the P seed. Few years back, the authorities went to my friends house and made a check and spoke to her, cos she made a cake with P seed and posted it on her blog. She was given some verbal warning about it and they left.

Take Care Rima.

Sally

Rima said...

Aziah
Hehe its in french.. "kisses to u".. err i think hehehe

Sizuka said...

Once, I allowed my stepson to take over the kitchen, and the mess he created took me 1 whole day to clean up, lepas tu, never again. nak apa2, i'll cook. letih nak mengemas!

that blue box, will definitely make u smile weeks to come :D

ps : kat msia, time cuti sekolah, memang kena avoid travelling on nkve highway.

Rima said...

Babe
at least ur boys lap jugak.. si dak hairi.. haizzz dia tak lap langsung.. i can see all the oil around my table top.. around my cabinets door.. around both my coffee machines.. i can see lots of footsteps on the floor cos minyak sampai kat lantai dapur.. dah tu tapak kaki macam ade various sizes sampai kat living room.. sampai i asked him.. eh u got party ah at home while i am gone??!! geram betul tau

Pudding ku belum nak bukak.. nanti i will ok..

Macs u can kering kan pakai aircon.. cepat ajer dia kering.. nowadays i used aircon when hujan or when panas terik .. ku bedal on aircon ajer hahaha

Rima said...

Nurwin
I kinda miss not blogging too hehehe.. ty ty .. hope u will hv a good one too.. happy baking!

Rima said...

Ria
its for our own consumption and not for others mahhh heheh.. plus where got benda tu kat my cake.. u dont see it kannnn hehe

Rima said...

Krisnaveny
Awww ty dear.. u shud try out this lemon butter cake.. taste is awesome.. my hb lovesss it! :o)

Rima said...

Sally
We were lucky it wasnt as bad getting into singapore.. the massive jam fm kl to senawang and fm senawang to malacca was terrible.. traffic were not moving and i was like.. geesshh..

The finger print thingy were told by us way bef we even drove back to sg.. its a one time thing and once u dah kena u wont kena anymore.. dont know if its gonna be a permenant thing or not.. when we got into singapore we saw massive jam fm singapore to drive into JB.. heard fm ppl that last saturday traffic was horrible on both tuas and woodlands..

Rima said...

Sally
P seeds?? where got?? thats not it.. hehe.. i dont go out and try to find it.. whenever i hv guest fm europe.. they will get it for me.. when i go to europe or australia supermarket.. i will get a packet for my family own consumption.. i know abt the other blogger who got sterned warning but i dont see any harm if we used it for our own consumption and not for distribution.. anyway u dont see any single seeds on this pic right?? hehehe

Rima said...

Shidah
Selalunye memang dia tak pernah goreng goreng cos rumah ni jarang nak goreng goreng .. bukan cos of diet lol.. cos i memang jenis tak suka mengoreng pun.. usually if he cook something.. he will masak maggi lah.. he will reheat makanan yg i dah masak.. tu pun pakai microwave ajer.. tak tahu apasal last week he goreng gorent.. tu sebab ku ingat kan.. sure dia hv friends over tu sebab serak dia semacam ajer...

I think that day cos cuti umum kan.. tu sebab highway byk cars and also traffic that leads to malacca punya lah horrible..

Try and bake it ok.. must use lemon glaze baru steam hahaha

Anonymous said...

Yes Rima, I can just see the yummy lemon cake and nothing else. Btw, does this cake work if we used Plain or SR flour instead of cake flour?

Regards,
Sally

Rima said...

Sally
hehhe good girl! i think it will work with both.. not too sure abt the amt of double acting baking powder if ur using SR tho.. maybe use 1 tsp instead since it already has a rising agent in that flour?

Anonymous said...

Rima, ai nak tanya, total lemon used in this cake 4 or 2.

Melatie

Rima said...

Melati
I used 2 lemons.. For glaze i cant be bother to use kulit lemon hehe

Yan said...

"Kisses for you" kan kak? Kak, ku fikir akak lupa nak letak itu biji p***y dalam ur ingredient, rupanye sengaja eh. If u say the taste is as good as sicilian orange cake, then its a must try for me too. I've lots of the blue P seeds. Thanks for the recipe Rima.

Edi said...

i pun nak sgt beli food processor! belum beli2 lagi.. senang sikti nak buat carrot cake, hihi...

ya i can imagine how the lemon cake taste.. sebab ingredients dia sama lebih kurang mcm SOC tu kan. i've thought of doing it with lemon too tp belum sempat buat lg. and i want to try it with prunes jugak, jadikler prune cake. coz that SOC is so easy and yummy and failproof, mcm2 boleh buat tu!

Mas @ Mummy of Nuqman said...

cantik2..sure rase pon sedap.. but dunnot understand la why with the p seeds? if im not mistaken, i saw they sell it at two bakery supply shop here..

Karimhanim said...

Hi Rima, first time writing in your blog..but been a silent reader for ages..

Your photo as always fantastic and your recipes tak payah nak comment..delicious as always.

Bonne continuation..

DG said...

I'm going to try this out, so coincidence I'm looking for poppy seed recipe :) Thanks for sharing this Rima!

Rima said...

Yan
Heheh try ok.. sedap cake ni..

Rima said...

Edi
cake yg sedap and senang dibuat memang kita semua suka.. cepat dibake.. cepat di makan heheh

Food processor dah lama menjadi idaman hati ku.. nak buat cheesecake senang.. tak yah guna mixer.. just use food processor.. masih dalam kotak pun.. belum di keluar kan lagi hehe

Rima said...

Mas
Its sold in malaysia and any other country.. in singapore u cannot find any..

Rima said...

DG
Give it a go ok.. its worth it and its delish too!

Mama said...

salam kak rima...finally i baked 1 of ur cake...taddaaaaahhhh... lemon butter cake ni lah..first everything went smooth and marvelous!!! till my cake naik cantik...warna pun excellent...pas tu dah off oven..time to bring the cake out..suddenly cake turun slowly..my daughter yelling at me.."mamaaaaaaaaaa!!!! cake dah kecik!!!lah! i dont know what is the mistake!!!but im not bother about that!!..jeng jeng jeng....my 2 angels waiting with fork and plate...ha ha ha..really terharu la plak tengok meka meka nih..he he he...mula2 amik gambar kek dulu..i never did the lemon glaze..takut my daughters tak prefere plak..so iused icing sugar to decor on it... when the shoots finish..baru lah i potong into piece..but my cake macam lembab kat dalam..its not like yours!!! something like bantat kot!!! what ever lah kak rima...but the taste of my cake was really yummy and had a different taste..my mom love it..selalunya kek manis jer...but this cake masam n manis...proud of my self ;) yeeekkkeeeesss!!!! thnx for resepi ek...after dis i nak try pavlova plak!!!!! ha ha ha...

Rima said...

Mama
first of all.. congrats! orang tua tua kata.. tak cuba tak tahu.. bantat ke tidak.. anak anak tetap menjadi kita punya food tester hehe

I think u need to adjust ur oven sikit.. diff oven diff ragam.. so maybe u can play around sikit.. once u dah kenal oven u.. i am pretty sure u will be able to bake just abt anything that u wish to bake..

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