1. The act of remaining inactive or stationary.
2. A period of time spent waiting.
I just uploaded a new video haiku to YouTube. It takes awhile for the embedded video to show up with a still from the film and not an ugly grey cartoon of a camera with a clock (or maybe it’s a hot water bottle with a clock, or a sideways computer monitor with a clock, or a vase or a strange bird head).
Anyhow, while I am waiting, here’s something I made earlier . . . . .
Lemon Drizzle Cake
- 175 grams of butter, room temperature
- 175 grams caster sugar
- Grated zest of 2 lemons
- 3 eggs
- 225 grams plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Juice of 3 lemons
- 100 grams either caster or icing (powdered) sugar
Preheat the oven to 170° celsius/340° fahrenheit. Butter and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
Cream together the butter and sugar. Stir in the zest. Sift the flour and baking powder together. Alternately mix one egg at a time, then 1/3 of the flour mixture into the batter. Bake for 45 minutes.
When the cake is nearly finished baking, stir the lemon juice and sugar together. If you want a slightly crunchy drizzle, use regular sugar.
When the cake comes out from the oven, pierce it several times with a skewer and pour the drizzle over it. Leave it to cool in the pan.
This is a very moist, not too lemony cake. I’m always happy when I come across it in tea rooms or on cake tables in the Village Hall. It’s great with a cup of Earl Grey tea.