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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

Imli Chatni (Indian Tamarind Sauce / Chutney)

This was a very nice sauce. First it's sweet but then you get a hint of sourness from the tamarind and the flavour of the cumin. It would be good to serve with samosas or other fried appetisers. Maybe even as a dip for chicken or wings.




Imli Chatni (Indian Tamarind Sauce / Chutney)
Original Recipe: whats4eats
Makes a little over 1 cup

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/8 cup raisins
  • 1/8 cup chopped dates
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • salt (to taste)
Directions
  1. Take the tamarind pulp and soak it in the warm water for 20 minutes.
  2. Press the mixture through a sieve to remove seeds and stems.
  3. Add all other ingredients and blend for a minute or two. Mine still had a few chunks of raisins and dates.
Tip:
  • You can find tamarind paste at Indian supermarkets but I found mine at an Asian store in the produce area right beside the whole tamarind. If you can find whole tamarind, get some, it's so yummy to have as a snack, and comes in a sweet and sour option.


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