I like to bake.
I don't really know why but one thing is certain.. I simply like to eat cakes, I don't mind having them for breakfast if I run out of breakfast food and happens to have cakes in the fridge. Since I am on a quite strict diet now I try hard not to bake even though the crave for it comes strong. But when situation arise I would willingly bake.
Now when I think back, yes may be I am a little conceited. When those people who eat the cakes I bake tell me that they like the cakes because it tastes good, nice and fluffy and etc and wanting for more I feel proud and kembang hehe.
And when they said my cake deco is stylish or beautiful I am happy and will quietly gloat over it for days. I forget the hard work and the long hours of putting it together and at my own expenses usually.
Am I the only one having such an attitude, which I sometimes feel stupid.
Anyway it takes efforts to be happy, I believe. That is, by making others happy first.
So when a friend, a retiree too, suggested that we break our mundane life by having a pot luck get-together I agreed and without thinking much I offered my house to be the venue. And in my mind I already had what sweet treats to serve for them all.
I baked for them a date cake, brownies and lemon blondies.
I will share with you here how to make blondies .
Recipe is not my own, as usual it is from the internet. I stumbled upon it some time ago. I have made it a few times. This is quite a simple dessert, very few ingredients used. To me it tastes nice with its not too sweet and tangy lemony taste. My friends enjoyed it and was praising me, of course I demurely brushed aside the compliments but on the inside you can guess hehe.
Credit should be given to the person who concocted the recipe . Nowadays people are willing to share. Thanks to them all.
I am being ungrateful I forgot which website I referred to.
Here goes . . .
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup castor sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter (soft)
1/2 lemon for juice
Zest of 1/2 lemon
Mix about 1/4 cup icing sugar to juice of 1/2 lemon. Stir.
As usual one bowl method.
Put all ingredients, except items for glazing, in bowl.
Start the mixer, mix until smooth.
Put batter in lined 7 inch square baking tin
Bake at 165 degrees C about 25 minute. (My old oven took less.)
When baked take out from the oven prick the blondies with a fork.
While still hot dab the surface using brush dipped in lemon glaze.
Put the blondies in the refrigerator.
When cold and hardened cut into squares.
Served cold is best.
- Make double recipe. Single measure is always not enough. And make sure every drop of the juice is squeezed out from the lemon. Perah sampai kering . . .
- When stacking the squares in container put thin plastic sheet or cling wrap in between layers
- Store them in the fridge
|I love this lemon zester so effective and easy to work with|
|Use off set spatula to level the batter|
|Dab with glaze laden brush|
There you have it how to make lemon blondies.
Desserts by whatever name is sweet.
Bye . . .