- 175g butter, softened
Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…
- 140g caster sugar
- 140g self-raising flour
- 50g ground almond
- ½ tsp baking powder
Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…
- 2 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- juice 3 lemons, zest of 2
Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…
- 200g granulated sugar
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Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line the base and sides of a 20cm square tin with baking parchment (the easiest way is to cross 2 x 20cm strips over the base). Beat the butter, caster sugar, flour, almonds, baking powder, eggs, vanilla and the lemon zest and juice from ½ lemon with an electric whisk until smooth. Scrape into the tin and bake for 25-30 mins until a skewer poked in comes out clean. Let cool.
Turn out onto a wire rack, trim edges and slice into 16 squares. Tip the granulated sugar onto a plate. Pour remaining lemon juice into another shallow dish. Very, very quickly, dip all sides of the cake squares, one-by-one, into the juice, then quickly in the sugar. Sit on a wire rack to set and crisp.