Yes, lemon again. My whole family loves it, so I bake it. Try this recipe, it’s so light, it almost doesn’t feel like dessert. There’s no butter, no coconut cream and not too heavy on oil and sugar.
OCC is a ladies’ cake. In my family, it’s popular with me and my girl. The boys don’t mind it. Somehow the orangey tangy taste goes so well with the soft fluffy texture. It really gives an illusion of lightness.
I love eating butter and butter cakes. I think it’s because my Mom used to cut them into thick slices, poke each with a toothpick and serve them as snacks to us kids. This recipe is iconic and rightfully so. The smell when freshly baked is heavenly, and the texture is soft and spongy. Anyway, the way I judge my bakes are based on their popularity with my kids, this one was swept clean in under 2 days, so it’s awesome.
After my lemon tarts met with great success (with my kids, that is), whereby they did a clean sweep in a few hours for the 2 times I made it, I decided I could move on to another flavour, chocolate!
By this time, I’ve gotten really tired of struggling with my 19 cm tart tin that doesn’t come with a loose bottom. I was fearful every time of unmoulding such a large fragile shell, and had to slice very carefully so as not to disintegrate the entire shell. I decided finally to make individual tarts using my one and only non-stick aluminium muffin tray. This was another adventure to elaborate on.
My children and I love lemon tarts and I’ve been paying so much for them at places like Cedele, abc, Delifrance etc. Abc sells one for $6, which is enough for me to make about 9 of the same size! … Continue reading Lemon Tarts (improved)
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