Sunday, June 17, 2007

Yoghurt Lemon Syrup Teacake

If we can find the time, we like to try out the recipes from the Good Weekend in The Age newspaper. Sometimes these work a treat, like the Moroccan Meatballs, and other times...well, you make do. Elmo magicked the choux pastry into an impromptu tiramisu after our efforts didn't quite work out (though Elmo claims it to be a dodgy recipe - does anyone have any tips?).

Happily, we can report that the most recent "weekend cook" is a corker: simple, moist and sweet. Low investment, high returns!

Yoghurt Lemon Syrup Teacake125g softened butter
200g (1C) caster sugar
3 eggs
zest and strained juice of 1/2 lemon
200g (1+ 1/2C) self-raising flour
200g (3/4 C) natural yoghurt
1/3 C water
150g (3/4C) sugar

Line a 20cm cake tin.
Preheat the oven to 180degC.
Cream butter and sugar until pale and light.
Beat in eggs, one at a time, until smooth.
Gently fold in flour and lemon zest, then fold in yoghurt.
Spoon into tin, making the centre lower than the sides.
Bake for 40mins, the cake should be golden brown.

Lemon syrup: heat water, sugar and lemon juice until dissolved. Simmer for 5 mins.

When the cake is ready, leave it in the tin, use a skewer to poke holes all over the cake and spoon the hot syrup over the top. Ensure the syrup soaks evenly across the holes in the cake.

Cool the cake in the tin; we served our cake with a dollop of natural yoghurt.

5 comments:

  1. yumm-o jfox! i thought about baking this after seeing the recipe in the GW but then my eye caught sight of the tasty-looking paella and made that instead (alas no pix but turned out quite tasty i'm glad to say!). good to hear that this recipe works well. i'm planning on cooking this next :)

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  2. For something that looks so good- it's deceptively simple to make!

    Very tasty looking pix!

    Serenity> why no pix of paella? will post a pic of the sheperd's pie I made over the weekend soon.

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  3. it's not deceptive m's nemesis...even i could make it - twice!

    ...mmm...paella...do you have a paella pan serenity later?

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  4. i'll take pix next time m's nemesis, provided i get around to getting a paella pan. so yeah elmo, no paella pan, just cooked it up in a skillet/fry pan.

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  5. This looks absolutely beautiful! What a glorious cake!

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