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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

Colourful Veggie Rice Paper Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce - Recipe

Recently I made these yummy summer rolls. Everything in the rolls is optional. You can really put whatever you want in them. I was going to add some red bell pepper, but I didn't have one that day.

Colourful Veggie Rice Paper Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce - Recipe
Makes 6 Rolls

For the Rolls
  • 6 sheets of rice paper
  • 6 pieces of lettuce or another leafy green
  • ½ an avocado
  • ½ a ripe but not mushy mango
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1/3 cup shredded red cabbage
  • sprouts of choice (I used a spring mix and broccoli)
  • 1 inch piece of cucumber
  • 1 sheet of raw nori (cut into strips)
For the Sauce
  1. 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  2. 2 tablespoons low sodium tamari or soy sauce
  3. 1 teaspoon peanut butter (natural with no additives)
  4. ¼ teaspoon minced red chili (hot sauce or chili flakes should also work)
  5. 1 clove of garlic, minced
  1. In a small bowl, mix all of the sauce ingredients together first and set it aside. You can double up if you wish.
  2. Soak your rice paper sheets one at a time in some warm water. They will become soft after a few seconds. Place the sheet on a large cutting board and spread it out.
  3. Place a lettuce leaf on top followed by the other filling ingredients. The lettuce is important so your other ingredients don't make your rice paper soggy. Fold over one of the long sides followed by the top and bottom. Then, roll towards the last open side. Repeat the process for the other 5 sheets.
  4. Serve with the sauce.


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