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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

Creamy Baked Tubetti for One

The problem with pasta is that I love it SO much. If I make too much I won't be able to control myself. So how do you solve a problem like this? You make just enough for one serving - that's how!




Creamy Baked Tubetti for One
Makes 1 Serving

Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup tubetti, dried (or other small pasta)
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/8 cup grated Parmesan (fresh - not from a can)
  • 1/8 cup grated Romano (fresh  - not from a can)
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
Directions
Preheat the oven to broil.
  1. Place everything in a nonstick pot and simmer on medium heat until the pasta is cooked and the sauce is thick. The pasta should still be a bit firm. Make sure you stir regularly or this WILL stick to the pot. Even if you're stirring, it may still stick. Oh well, it's worth it.
  2. Place the cooked pasta into a little oven proof bowl. I like the ones with the handles. The one pictured I actually found at a thrift store. I bought 4 but one broke because there was that one day when I needed something to pound meat with ... it seemed like a good idea at the time.
  3. Anyway, take a slice or two of mozzarella and place it on top of the pasta.
  4. Broil for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is golden.
  5. And remember not to grab the handle of the bowl with your bare hands. You will burn yourself. I will admit that I've done it before.
  6. It's also a good idea to wait a few minutes before eating it so you don't burn your tongue.

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