Lemons and strawberries in November? (A time when we are usually baking with pumpkin and cinnamon and apples….?)
Well – we are experiencing some amazing Indian Summer weather here in Mars – with temperatures in the 70’s, the sun shining brightly, and the sky a vibrant shade of blue – so why not – right?
Well – the truth be told – that same cute little bugger who requested the Royal Flush Halloween t-shirts recently found a photo on Reddit that struck his fancy a few days ago of a freshly baked loaf of lemon pound cake with strawberries. He texted me the photo saying, “Please make.”
Well…. how could I resist? (I know….. pushover! – but really…. I live for this stuff!)
Turns out the sweet young lady who posted the photo stating “this just came out of the oven” did not post the recipe! How dare she??!! More than one reader called her “evil” for not posting the recipe!
I did some digging, however, and found the source and the recipe… Score!! (I know – I have issues!)
Turns out Bianca Davies, the “evil” baker/Reddit poster, is a trained chef from Cape Town, South Africa, who attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, but is equally inspired by her Granny and Granny’s lemon trees.
Per Bianca, Granny likes a cake that is “rich, moist, light, airy and slightly fudgy.” This little pound cake amazingly delivers on all of that – and more!
So before we get seriously into Autumn and Winter baking and cooking, you might want to enjoy one last taste of summer! You will not regret it!
Directions: Converted recipe from http://thesecretlifeofbee.co.za/ (Bianca Davies, Cape Town, South Africa) Cheers & Hugs, Jodi
Lemon Strawberry Pound Cake
Converted recipe from http://thesecretlifeofbee.co.za/ (Bianca Davies, Cape Town, South Africa)
Cheers & Hugs,