I decided to make a lemon and thyme cake from Kitchen Diaries II, the recipe is a mix of butter, eggs, flour, sugar, ground almonds and fresh lemons (mine were organic unwaxed lemons - small but full of flavour) and fresh thyme leaves. The cake is dead easy to make and once its baked you give it an extra lemony hit with a syrup made of lemon juice and sugar. Whats not to love? It cuts beautifully and keeps really well in a tin, and I felt it tasted even better after a few days and the taste of the thyme is suitable, lovely and different but in a good way.
We enjoyed our cake with tea on the garden one afternoon, such has been the gorgeousness of the weather here this summer (thank you - whoever you are!). And at last the seasons have somehow caught up with the recipes in this fabulous book, Kitchen Diaries II.
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