Lemon & Poppyseed Loaf

Lemon & Poppyseed Loaf

Slices of Lemon-y delight
Slices of Lemon-y delight

It's SUNSHINE SUMMER here in London! And wow, it is gorgeous! What better cake to enjoy the sunshine with that a light lemon loaf cake? If you can brave a spell of baking, this is the perfect cake for a light summer dessert, and everyone who tries it just loves it!

Ingredients:

  • 190g unsalted softened butter
  • 190g plain flour
  • 190g caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 4 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 25ml semi skimmed milk
  • 80g Greek yogurt (I use 0%)

Method:

*You'll need a hand or stand mixer for this recipe.

  1. Preheat oven to 170oC and grease and flour your loaf tin.
  2. Start by creaming the sugar and butter together.
  3. Add in the eggs one by one, mixing fully into the batter.
  4. Mix all the dry ingredients together, sifting in the flour and baking powder.
  5. Add in about a third at a time, incorporating fully.
  6. Mix in the milk and yogurt and beat with vigour! (But don't over-mix)
  7. Scoop the mixture into your loaf tin and spread with a knife to level.
  8. Bake for about 50-60 mins, and test with a toothpick. It does go quite brown on top.
  9. Make the sugar syrup by putting the sugar, lemon juice and 100ml of water into a saucepan and bringing to the boil. Leave it for about 5-10 mins until it reduces by about half.
  10. When the loaf cake is done, take it out of the oven and stab a few holes down the middle. Pour syrup over the top whilst it's still hot.
  11. Leave to cool, then slice into generous chunks and serve with a glass of lemonade or even a cuppa!
It'll go in a jiffy!
It'll go in a jiffy!

This is a post for the Domestic Sluttery Just Desserts Club, their theme this month is sunshine citrus! Go on... get involved!

* Recipe adapted from Hummingbird Cake Days

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