Whenever I hear a recipe that was passed down by mother or mother in law. I envy that person who is so generous in sharing it with others.
I have grandmothers and mother who are great cooks but unfortunately only a tiny percentage is being passed down. During my grandmas' era, they cooked by estimation and I was way too young to be inquisitive.
For my mom, many had since forgotten due to old age. I wish I had picked up this interest earlier so that I can have it documented. It is sad. That is why I wanted to document my learning journey for my children. Hopefully later on in life, they will make use of this.
Anyway, for this month Bake Along, the chosen theme is My Mother In Law's Madeira Cake.
Many cake decorating books use Madeira Cake as their base because it is sturdy enough to hold up all the fondant cake decoration. So if you want to bake a cake for your kids, you might want to consider using Nigella's recipe as hers is one of the most popular hit in cyberworld. (see Bake for Happy Kid research)
Verdict: The cake is light and what I love best is the lemony taste. Definitely a keeper. I also baked this in the air fryer and it did turn out well.
Adapted from : How to be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson or here
What you need:
70g unsalted butter (softened)
70g caster sugar (plus extra for sprinkling)
grated zest of ½ unwaxed lemon
20ml lemon juice
1 large eggs
70g self-raising flour
30g plain flour
Greased and lined 8 x 17 cm loaf tin or 5" round pan. Preheat oven to 170ºC.
Beat butter and sugar until light.
Add in lemon zest.
Add egg one at a time with a tbsp of the flour for each.
Then slowly fold in the rest of the flour and the lemon juice.
Note: The cake batter can be very thick thus spread the batter with a spoon or spatula evenly in the prepared pan.
Sprinkle with 1 tsp of caster sugar before baking.
Bake for 25 mins or until cake is done.
For airfryer: 160ºC for 17 - 20 mins
I'm submitting this post to Bake Along #79 organized by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, Joyce of kitchenflavours and
Lena of herfrozenwings.
Enjoy your weekend.
Enjoy your weekend.