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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

Margarita Pizza with Fresh Basil and Tomatoes

I really like pizza crust when it's thin and crispy. The recipe for this dough produces a thin and crispy crust - assuming you roll it out thin that is. I would recommend adding the basil after the pizza has cooked instead, so it doesn't shrivel up like mine did.





Margarita Pizza with Fresh Basil and Tomatoes
Makes 6 individual pizzas

Ingredients

For the Dough
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon yeast
  • ¾ cup water, room temperature
For the Toppings
  • 6-8 tablespoons pizza sauce
  • 2 cups grated Kraft Italian Blend (or other grated cheese)
  • 2 large tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • thinly sliced red onion
Directions
  1. Let’s start with the dough. Simply mix all the ingredients together and let it rest for 30 minutes. I covered it with a piece of plastic wrap.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425F and place the rack on the bottom. Line some baking sheets with parchment or silicone liners.
  3. Cut the dough into 6 pieces.
  4. Lightly flour the counter and the top of each piece of dough, and start rolling to your desired thickness (or thinness).
  5. Place the dough circles on the lined sheets and spread some sauce on top.
  6. Divide half of the cheese over the pizzas, followed by the basil (or add basil after cooking), tomatoes and onions (if desired).
  7. Top with the rest of the cheese. Add even more cheese if you like. 
  8. Bake the pizzas for 15-20 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

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