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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

How to Boil and Eat Corn on the Cob

This is how my mom taught me to boil corn.

Even when it's not in season, you can still make your corn taste sweet. The way I eat it takes a bit longer but you'll never see me picking corn out of my teeth when I'm done (see pics at the bottom of the recipe).

 



        Aylin. 10 months old eating her first corn on the cob.

How to Boil and Eat Corn on the Cob
Makes 5 Servings

Ingredients
  • 5 cobs of corn
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • butter and salt (optional)
  • water
Directions
  1. Remove the husk and silk from the corn and place in a large pot. 
  2. Fill the pot 1" from the top with cold water. Sprinkle in the sugar and salt. 
  3. On high heat, bring the pot to a boil. Reduce to medium high and cook for about 20 minutes or until corn is tender. 
  4. Drain and set aside to cool slightly. 
  5. Spread on butter and sprinkle with salt if you like. I usually just eat mine plain.
You can just bite into the corn like my husband and kids do, or you can eat it like I do. Use your top front teeth to pull out a row of corn. Continue pulling the corn out with your top teeth in rows until you've eaten it all. The result is not having that horrible feeling of having corn stuck between your teeth.

        This is what my corn cob looks like.

        All done. It was good.

Tip: If you have any corn left over, use a sharp knife to cut the corn off the cob. Use it in a chowder or salsa the next day.

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