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Sharing authentic Italian recipes entrusted upon me through the privilege of being invited into many Italian homes and kitchen’s abroad. I travel, cook, eat, share, learn and photograph my experiences, a truly soul enriching journey. There are now over 100 recipes on this blog to search from. I am a Melbourne born girl who now resides in Pietrasanta, Italy. Sharing my love for food and all things Italian with you. I am not a professionally trained chef, just a person that really loves cooking and has made my passion my reality! Through talent and drive I now work as a private chef in some of the most prestigious private villa`s here in Tuscany, Italy!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Torta al limone- Lemon cake

The lemon cake is such a simple recipe yet so delicious.  The texture is moist and dense and the lemon aroma is intense.  I was inspired to make this today as the neighbours lemon tree was in full fruit.  Italian's normally don't eat cake following a heavy meal, seasonal fruit is usually enjoyed. Rather, a slice of cake similar to this would be served for breakfast, perfect with coffee.  Bake in a 'bundt' cake pan for an impressive outcome. For an extra lemon hit fill the cake with lemon butter and dust with icing sugar. 
What you need:
300g flour tipo 00
four organic eggs
200g sugar
120g butter
120 mls milk
1/2 tbpsn baking powder
juice of one lemon
zest of one lemon
How to make:
1: In a large bowl whisk: sifted flour, sugar, softened butter, baking powder and eggs
2: Stir in the juice of a lemon, zest and milk
3: Place in a greased 'bundt' cake pan and place in a pre-heated 180 degree oven for 45-55 minuets, until a skewer comes out clean
4: Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before removing and placing on a cooling rack
5: If adding lemon butter allow the cake to cool, then cut cake in half and place a generous amount of lemon butter between layers
lemon butter- refer to recipe 

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