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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

Pear Pie

I always find that the hardest part about making pies, is making the crust. If you want to save yourself some time, use a ready made pie crust! The rest is easy. Here we go. 



Pear Pie

Adapted from allrecipes.
Makes 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ready made pie crust, 9" unbaked
  • 6 pears, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, beaten
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until smooth, then beat in the eggs one at a time on medium speed until light and fluffy. Stir in the flour, cinnamon and vanilla, followed by the pears. Place the pear mixture into the pie crust.
  3. Bake for 1 hour, or until the pears are soft and the centre of the pie is set. Cool completely before serving.
  4. I tasted it warm (a la mode of course) and at room temperature. It's best when it's cool.

Comments

  1. Jenny, just popped over to let you know that your link to Food on Friday: Ham was featured in my Need Some Inspiration? Series today. Hope you are having a good week.

    PS That pear pie is so great. I have never cooked pear (other than poaching one in red wine once)

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