06 November 2015

Cath's Meal Plan 8/11 - 14/11/2015


Tomorrow I'm hosting the November gathering of the Cheapskates Crafters card making ladies (doesn't that sound formal, it's really just a bunch who like to get together to chat and make cards) and I can't wait. As per our usual routine we all bring a small plate of something yummy to share for afternoon tea.

I've made this Simple Lemon Cake to share tomorrow afternoon. It's delicious, moist and really good.

Simple Lemon Cake

Ingredients:
2 cups SR flour
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
¾ cup vegetable oil
¾ cup water
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 pkt lemon jelly crystals
1 cup icing sugar
3 tbsp lemon juice

Method:
Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Grease and flour a 22cm x 33cm cake tin. Mix all cake ingredients, except icing sugar and lemon juice, and beating well. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for approximately 35-40 minutes. Test cake is cooked by inserting a toothpick into the centre. If it comes out clean, the cake is done. While cake is baking, mix icing sugar and lemon juice. Spread over a warm cake for a crusty glaze or over a cool cake for a thicker glaze.

This week we will be eating:

Sunday: Roast Chicken

Monday: Fish with lemon sauce, salad, wedges

Tuesday: Spag bol, garlic bread, salad

Wednesday: BBQ chicken legs, fried rice

Thursday: MOO Pizza

Friday: Silverside, mash, cabbage, carrots, white sauce

Saturday: Spring rolls, fried rice

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great menu plan Cath! The lemon cake sounds interesting, especially with the use of jelly crystals, I definitely must try this one!

    xTania

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    1. It's a lovely moist cake Tania. The recipe has lemon essence in it, I don't always have lemon essence in the pantry so if I don't I leave it out, still tastes delicious. This is the only recipe I have for a cake that uses jelly crystals as a part of the actual cake, but we all like it. I've also used orange jelly and orange zest and it's made a nice cake too.

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  2. I wondered what SR flour was? I'm not familiar with that term. I tried to leave a comment a few days ago, but don't know where it went:)

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    1. SR flour is self-raising flour, used mostly in cake making :)

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    2. Forgot to add it can be white or wholemeal too. It has the rising agent added to it so no need to add baking powder to the dry ingredients.

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    3. That makes sense! I was overthinking the whole thing. I was thinking sweet rice flour, or something else. Thanks. Now, what are jelly crystals? Is there something else that could be used instead as I have never heard of them? That cake looks really, really good.

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    4. In Australia jelly crystals are flavoured and sweetened gelatine - jello in the U.S? I should put up a translation page shouldn't I - I forget I have a few international readers :) The cake is really good. I sometimes use orange jelly instead of the lemon and orange zest instead of the lemon essence to make an orange cake, and use orange juice in the glaze. I hope you like it as much as we do.

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