Monday 13 May 2013

Sweet Treats - Little Lemon-tons

I actually made these the other week but what with my father being taken into hospital (he's home now and recovering thankfully) I didn't get a chance to post this sweet lemony treat.
I am very much the sort of gal who likes a list so give me a recipe and I'll produce something fairly similar to the picture. The downside is I have a huge folder of recipes photocopied, scanned and cut out from magazines, books and websites - a large amount of which I never get round to actually baking.
So when I spotted a small bag of lemons reduced to 25p in Tesco, the obvious destination was going to be one of my favourite types of cake - Lemon Drizzle Cake
This recipe is from the BBC Good Food Magazine and can be found on their website.
Little Lemon-tons
 175g butter, softened
140g caster sugar
140g self-raising flour
50g ground almonds
½ tsp baking powder
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
juice of 3 lemons, zest of 2
200g granulated sugar
Ingredients for Little Lemon-tons
This is the sort of recipe I like - just bung all the ingredients in a bowl, mix it up and chuck it in the oven.
Mixing the ingredients up for Little Lemon-tons
The mixture for Little Lemon-tons
30 minutes later and voila!
Cooked Little Lemon-tons
Admittedly I think I may have opened the oven door a tad too early and it sunk a tiny bit in the middle. Who cares though, it still tasted fine!
Once you've cut the cake into squares, you very quickly dip each one in lemon juice and sugar. These were the bits that didn't quite make it...
Little Lemon-tons
And these were the ones that did...
Little Lemon-tons
Little Lemon-tons
What a shame nobody popped round to see us that weekend - and we just had to eat them all ourselves..well, they wouldn't have kept, would they?


  1. oooh these look so tasty! Really want with my cup of tea right now x

    1. They are very very nice! And so easy to make - my favourite recipes are all "mix it together and chuck it in the oven" type ones! :-) x


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