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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

Marinated Feta 2

The real Greek feta is made with sheep’s milk. I don’t like the flavour of sheep or goat milk (or cheese) so I always choose one that’s made from cows milk. Apparently a cow’s milk feta really shouldn’t be called feta, but we won't go there. Choose whichever feta you like the taste of.

I was Googling marinated feta recipes yesterday and they’re all pretty much the same. You take cubes of feta, herbs and spices and drown it all with a nice olive oil. I didn't have any Kalamata olives so I used green ones.

Marinated Feta 2
Makes 1 serving

  • 1/3 cup cubed feta
  • 5 olives, sliced
  • 1/8 cup thinly sliced cubanelle pepper, (or other small sweet pepper)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Greek oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • salt
  • pepper
  • pinch of hot pepper flakes
  1. Combine all the ingredients and let them sit in the fridge overnight or longer. Serve with bread. I used rye today but pita is a good choice too. Flat breads that get crispy in the toaster are my favourite. 
I just started a cheese board on Pinterest because I LOVE CHEESE.


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