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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

Happy Nowruz!

Happy New Year to all you Persians out there!

This is our Haft-sin (7S - 7 symbolic items).
I dyed the eggs with onion skins. Amazing how regular onions can produce such a beautiful red colour! Just boil the skins from cooking onions (I guess I had about 4 cups worth or skins) for 30 minutes. I put the eggs right into the simmering liquid skins and all. I simmered them on medium low for about 10 minutes the turned off the heat. I let them sit overnight. Why not. After I removed and dried them, I rubbed the first few with canola oil to buff them up a bit. Those are the ones on the left. You can see they're slightly shinier.

If you want to learn more about Nowruz or what the items in the Haft Seen represent, go here.

I already have a small tank with fish in it. I don't need anymore real fish hanging around here so we went with this guy for our table this year.

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