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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

Guacamole Grilled Cheese

Who would have thought that putting guacamole on grilled cheese would be so delicious? I love avocados and I love guacamole. I also LOVE cheese. I used extra old white cheddar but any sharp cheddar will do. You could use other cheeses as well. Something with lots of flavour though, otherwise you’ll only taste the guacamole.

I chose to use croissants instead of bread because they already have lots of delicious butter in them (no bread buttering required). If you’re going to use bread instead, be sure to butter the outside pieces before putting it in the pan.




Guacamole Grilled Cheese
Makes 2 sandwiches

Ingredients
  • 1 small ripe avocado
  • ¼ cup chopped tomato
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion (I used yellow)
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro (or parsley)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 butter croissants (or 4 slices of bread)
  • Slices of cheddar (I cut mine from a brick, you could get slices at the deli I suppose)
Directions
  1. For the guacamole; peel the avocado and remove the pit. Cut it into chunks and place it in a bowl. Add, tomato, onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper. Mix it up with a fork. You can keep it as chunky as you like, or make it smooth.
  2. Cut your croissants in half and divide the guacamole between the two. Spread it evenly. Place cheese on top of the guacamole. I put a lot. I like mine cheesy. Place the top of the croissant on.
  3. Heat the pan over medium low. Low and slow, otherwise the croissants will burn before the cheese melts. The thing about these is that you can’t press them down with the spatula as you might with a regular grilled cheese. If you do, the guacamole will come out the sides and you don’t want that! So just place the croissants in the pan, cheese side down, and be patient. This will take some time. I actually put a small baking sheet over the pan to help the cheese melt a bit. This worked out well!
  4. Once you see the cheese starting to melt and the bottom becomes crispy, flip it over and cook on the other side. Serve warm!

Comments

  1. Guac rocks and this looks fantastic on a croissant! I'd love this for lunch right now!

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  2. your pictures are making me drool on my keyboard.

    dfkfghskdjgfhg...ok, that's better. Had to wipe it off.

    This sandwich is on my must make list!

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  3. I love croissants! This sounds so simple yet extremely delicious! Please view my Breakfast grilled cheese (#43).

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  4. Another fantastic creation from you!

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  5. What a great combination for a Grilled Cheese, it looks delicious!

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  6. We made our grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner too, they make an easy and quick dinner. This looks so good, and I love the croissant instead of regular bread. Stopping by from CCC #9.

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  7. Mmmm, that croissant sounds like a very yummy bread option!! Thanks for dropping by Happy Hour Projects (#20). I am loving all these grilled cheese ideas!! :)

    Adrianne
    Happy Hour Projects

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  8. definitely a unique twist on a old favorite. There were a couple on croissant something I would never have thought. I need to come back to our posts next time I am hungry. #63

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