A special valentines cake

This gin and lemon is the ultimate cake for moist yumminess- there really is no secret to moist cakes, they always have a syrup poured over just after removing from the oven. Leave the cake in the tin and refridgerate for at least an hour. You risk the whole bundle of moistness falling apart on…

Lemon drizzle- a cake good enough for GBBO final showstopper

  Last night's final of the Great British Bake Off – *hashtag* GBBO – saw the charming and talented Nadiya carry off the glory of winning. She has fast become the nation's baking sweetheart and when Mary Berry choked up many of the 14m+ viewers were reaching for the tissues- I know it wasn't just…

Lemon curd cupcakes

Two consecutive cup cake bakes- what can be happening?!- oh yes, it's national cupcake week. I probably won't make them for another year.. This particular bake might be the one to change my mind about that as it is filled with home made Thermomix lemon curd. Having topped it with a very lemony frosting, I…

Very lemony friands

There is more to this French 'lovely' then simply being a different shape. If you don't want to buy a Friand tin pop the mixture into muffin pans. A Friand recipe will require you to melt the butter before incorporating into other ingredients. In addition you only use the egg white and whisk them into…

Lemon poppyseed loaf

I adapted this recipe for the Thermomix ( and added lavender) from the newest addition to my cookbook collection Hand Made Baking by Kamran Siddiqi   ©anneniven

Lemon Custard tart with blueberry sauce

  This tart has a buttermilk pastry and very nice it is too! This was a new one one me, and as someone how is resistant to go beyond Jamie Oliver's wonderfully rich lemon and vanilla pod short pastry, it was a lovely surprise. I am reaching into Joy the Baker's homemade decadence for this…

A-Z challenge ……L is for lemon

One of my all time favourite deserts is tart au citron. So it has to make the cut to represent L in the A-Z challenge. With the juice of 5 large lemons in there, it is not a fake! There was a time when I made macarons ALL the time and so I tried out…

Lemon Mascarpone Tart

For many years my go to tart au citron is here. As a food blogger though I have to try variations in great staples especially when low sugar and food intolerant alternatives appear. This tart ticks some of these boxes. I use a spelt pastry case – you can find it here. This Thermomix adaptation…

Lemon lavender mini loaves

I want to tell you about a new addition to my baking books library – Amber Rose love bake nourish. Her recipes make great use of alternative flours, refined sugar alternatives, and other ingredients. As a keen Thermomix baker this is music to my ears. No need to search the supermarket or run to Wholefoods…

Chocolate and lemon terrine

I so wish I had taken better pictures of this dessert before it was finished! I served it up to friends for Sunday lunch and it was a BIG success- so easy to prepare in advance, pop into freezer and sit back for compliments! Lemon and chocolate isn't a flavour combination which comes to the…

Lemon shortcake slice

For the shortcake base you'll need 280g plain (all purpose) flour 220g (about 2 sticks) unsalted butter, cubed 50g sugar In the TM blend for 30 seconds on dough settings until crumble consistency. Tip into a traybake aluminium foil about 20cm x30cm and press down with palette knife. If using a food processor just pulse…

Gin and lemon cake

  My lemon trees here in phoenix are heavily laden with fruit, so what better excuse than make a lemon cake. My daughter who is currently living in New Zealand bought me a wonderful baking book by Kim Evan, Little and Friday- celebrations. I adapted the recipe by using yogurt in place of soured cream….