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Italian Lemon Cake

This Italian lemon pound cake is a recipe that I'd had my eye on for a long time. I finally made it back in April! I skipped adding frosting but if you visit the original recipe it'll tell you how to make it. The glaze needed a lot more lemon juice than the recipe called for. I used 5 tablespoons of lemon juice and it was still very thick. The cake itself isn’t very lemony so you really do need either the glaze or the frosting to bring the lemon flavour to this recipe. I'm not complaining though, it was still really delicious! Italian Lemon Cake Adapted from My Recipe Confessions Makes 1 Cake Ingredients For the Cake 3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 3 large eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup sour cream 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla For the Glaze 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 5+ tablespoons lemon juice Directions Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease and flour a bundt or cake p

Reuben Lettuce Cups with Pastrami, Honey Mustard, Sauerkraut and Swiss Cheese

As it turned out, this was a little messy to eat, but it was tasty. I bought a chunk of Swiss cheese and cut it into slices, but you could use slices from the deli. I prefer Emmental but it's up to you.


Reuben Lettuce Cups with Pastrami, Honey Mustard, Sauerkraut and Swiss Cheese
Makes 2 servings

Ingredients
  • 4 iceberg lettuce leaves
  • 2 teaspoons honey mustard
  • 8 slices pastrami
  • 4 pieces Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup sauerkraut
  • 4 dill pickles
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to broiler.
  2. Place 2 lettuce leaves on each plate and top each with 1/2 teaspoon honey mustard.
  3. On a parchment lined baking sheet, make 4 mounds of pastrami with 2 pieces in each. Top with Swiss cheese and broil for about 5 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
  4. Transfer one pastrami mound to each piece of lettuce. If your pastrami mounds let off a bit of liquid, place them on paper towel before putting them on the lettuce. Serve with sauerkraut and pickles.
Tips: You could put all these toppings on bread or toast instead of lettuce for a Reuben sandwich. Use corned beef if you don't like pastrami. If you can't find a bottle of honey mustard, make your own by mixing a little honey with regular yellow mustard. Or if you don't like honey mustard, you could just use yellow mustard as it is.

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