So the intention was that I was going to stay at home today and make us a family Sunday dinner.
Like I said, “the intention” was there.
Somehow we’ve ended up at Mum and Dads with a scrumptious shepherds pie, a lemon cake and thee biggest scone I think I’ve set eyes on.
I know what you’re all thinking.
That was the plan all along. I’m a liar, a cheat, a Sunday dinner duper!
But I promise this isn’t the case. I mean, what’s the saying when there is something askew?
“I can smell it a mile off!”
Well put it this way.
If there’s lemon cake somewhere, I’ll sniff it out, one way or another!
The loveliness of Sunday
I know I harp on quite a bit about Sundays but it’s so blooming’ important to take this day (if you can) to just be with your family or your friends, get some good grub on the table and be together.
If there is one thing that the current news highlights, it’s the need to appreciate moments. Moments of love, snippets of laughter, seconds of smiles.
It’s your wonderful Father high-fiving his beautiful baby Granddaughter; it’s your Mother in her apron, the epitome of happiness cooking the roast; it’s the feeling of everything being OK when you sit down to dinner with those you love most.
So, here’s the recipe for Mum’s lemon cake and I suggest you bake it, take it around to your parents or your friends and enjoy a moment of tranquility while someone pours the tea.
Happy Sunday everybody. With love…
The same weight (as the eggs) in butter, sugar and flour
Juice of one small lemon
Mix all together and bake for 20-30 minutes in an oven at 180 degrees (electric fan).
Then, mix the juice of half a lemon with 1-2 generous tablespoons of icing sugar (this needs to be quite thin as you’re about to pour it on the cake).
Pierce the cake while hot and pour over the lemon icing mix.
Eat, smile, repeat!