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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

Shaped Calzones

These were the cutest thing ever! I actually made them before Valentine's Day but haven't had time to post. 

I made this dough and didn't like it so I won't bother sharing the recipe. Use a dough recipe that you know will work, then use large cookie cutters in your favourite shape.

I didn't do a good job sealing the edges, but I love crispy cheese anyway!

Turkey pepperoni and olives. Ham and pineapple.

Using the fork here to pinch the edges.

And if you get tired of making little ones, just make a regular pizza.

All done!

Shaped Calzones

Ingredients
  • pizza dough
  • pizza sauce (I used the one in the squeeze bottle)
  • cheese
  • pizza toppings (I found some great turkey pepperoni!)
  • oil
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450F and line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Roll out your dough to about 1/4" thick and cut shapes with a large cookie cutter.
  3. Place sauce, cheese and a few toppings onto one of the shapes. Run a line of water with your finger around the edge of the dough, then place a second shape on top. Use a fork to push the edges of dough together. Brush with a bit of oil and sprinkle on some cheese if you like.
  4. Place the calzones on the prepared pan and bake for about 15 minutes or until dough is cooked through and the cheese is melted inside.
  5. Cool slightly before serving. The inside will be hot!

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