I am under house arrest today!!!
Not really but I am locked in until 4pm as the step outside my apartment has been painted and I can't get out unless I jump off my balcony :(
It does mean however that I can spend all day in the kitchen and not feel like Im wasting time because I literally couldn't go and do jobs even If i wanted to!
I bought a whole heap of lemons from the market the other day and I thought I would whip up something scrummy for afternoon tea with them.
I have made olive oil biscuits before but never a cake. The result of using the oil is a really nice big crumb which is perfect with tea! Its very moist though and tangy with the lemon icing.
Lemon, Olive oil cake
2 cups SR flour
1/2 cup olive oil (not extra virgin)
Juice and rind of two small lemons
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup cold water
4 Tablespoons icing sugar
1 Tablespoon rice milk
Juice and rind of half a lemon
Preheat oven to 180 degrees .
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt and vanilla. Add remaining ingredients and mix
until combined. Do not over mix the batter as it will result in the cake not rising.
Bake in oven for about 30 minutes in a bunt tin. If not using a bunt tin, cake will need about 50 mins.
Cake is done when skewer comes out clean.
Mix ingredients together until smooth and free of lumps.
Drizzle over cooled cake and dust with icing sugar.
I bought a whole bunch of super cool spoons from savers the other day. Look at the croc!