Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Lemon aids




Throughout the summer I generally bake a little less and the baking I do is often of a different nature to my cold weather fare. Summer baking features light sponges and plenty of raspberries, this year there was fresh cherry cake, raspberry and almond cake, Victoria Sponges filled with strawberries and frequent helpings of meringue. And there were plenty of lemons. My kitchen is never without lemons, they seem to provide the perfect answer all year around.




In summer they are sharp and refreshing and in winter their oily zest is the perfect tonic.




On a grey day they cannot be matched, grey and yellow, a perfect combination.




A sweet crisp pastry with a lemon drenched eggy topping. Lemon aids mood improvement.

Lemon Bar recipe from Cookies, Biscuits and Biscotti (The baking series)



9 Comments:

Blogger TheMadHouse said...

I love lemons and we always have some in too.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010 3:35:00 pm  
Blogger silverpebble said...

Oof, that looks delicious. I swear by lemons too.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010 8:57:00 pm  
Blogger TD wool design said...

mmmm, sooo refreshing! love lemon. thanks!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010 9:15:00 pm  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

Oh. Now I've drooled on my keyboard. Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous. Yum!

Thursday, September 09, 2010 12:44:00 am  
Anonymous lovethosecupcakes said...

So agree that lemons are a year-round essential. I'm off to bake a lemon drizzle cake.

Thursday, September 09, 2010 1:36:00 pm  
Blogger Tillybud said...

Mmm I can almost taste them!

Thursday, September 09, 2010 2:47:00 pm  
Blogger kristina said...

Oooh they look delicious! Love lemons and Linda Collister.

K x

Friday, September 10, 2010 8:51:00 am  
Blogger cathleen said...

Rebecca, these look so mouth-watering delicious.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 3:46:00 pm  
Blogger Bee said...

I think of lemon bars as an American thing; I don't think I've ever seen them in England before. I should make them for the next fete or bake sale . . . something to put alongside the ubiquitous flapjacks and fairy cakes!

I agree, totally, about the importance of lemons. And by the way, I always add the juice of one to my apple sauce. :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 7:41:00 pm  

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