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August 23, 2011

Writer's Repast: Rhubarb 'n Lemon Cake + Campaign News

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I can't stick to a recipe. I've tried. It's not just because when the urge to bake overcomes me I may find the pantry short of essentials like eggs, sugar or milk...though that's sometimes the reason! But I think I am, at heart, a tweaker.

This is a recipe for the cake I made when my mother brought me rhubarb from her garden last week. We enjoyed slices of it warmed, with whipped cream.

Rhubarb 'n Lemon Cake

Line small loaf tin with baking paper. Preheat oven to 190C.

70g butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups SR flour, sifted
1/2 cup milk
zest of 1 lemon
1 cup chopped rhubarb

Melt butter, mix in sugar and lemon zest, then beat in eggs one at a time until well combined. Mix in flour alternately with milk. Stir rhubarb through mixture. Pour into lined loaf tin.

Bake at 190C for 50 minutes. Cool on rack.

You could substitute other fruit for rhubarb if desired, but I loved the tart flavour of the rhubarb and lemon zest combined with the sweetness of the cake. Enjoy!

Do you like baking, or are you more of a savoury type?

What's the ingredient you always find missing from the fridge or pantry when the baking mood strikes you - and any substitution tips?

Third Writers' Platform-Building Campaign

A note also that the Writers' Platform-Building Campaign is on again. Follow the link to sign up before 31st August if you'd like to 'virtually' meet and network with other aspiring writers/bloggers. I'm in!


Jen said...

Hi Adina! Just came to say hello. I'm in your Aussie/Kiwi campaign group. Also, I'm stealing your Rhubarb and Lemon cake recipe!

Adina West said...

Steal away...and hope you enjoy it. :-)

tfwalsh said...

Nice to meet you - I'm a fellow campaigner from the Aussie / NZ group. Also, I'm a huge baker, and love the sound of your cake... last night I made a huge batch of snickerdoodles... yum yum

Aldrea Alien said...

Another campaigner from the Aussie/NZ group popping by to say hello.

Not one for baking, but where's there's cake ... I'll sure help you eat it. ^_^

Hart Johnson said...

You know... I don't bake much, but MAN I love the sour sweet combo of lemon or rhubarb in a sweet, so this sounds really appealing. I like sweet (honestly, I like sweet like an American, which most of the world finds TOO sweet). I like salty. I like savory... the only think I'm picky about is not mixing the sweet and savory (not a big fan of sweet meat coatings--I like spicy barbeque, not sweet, and I NEVER put pineapple on a pizza)

Kelley said...

Sounds good! And I'm a tweaker too. Hasn't worked out awesome for me yet, but I won't give up :) <3 from a fellow campaigner and now follower

Crystal said...

Hey there, fellow campaigner! :-)

I'm more of a savoury person myself - I love to cook. I do like baking, too, though, and my dad just LOVES lemon meringue pie, so I have a sneaking suspicion he'd like your rhubarb and lemon cake! I'll have to try it on him...

Miss Cole said...

Greetings, fellow Urban Fantasy campaigner!

Huh, we used to have rhubarb growing at the bottom of the garden. I wonder if it's still there.

Suze said...

I love that you call yourself a tweaker. What a very appropriate thing for an author to be in 'real life.'

I always drag myself to bake or cook but when I get around to doing it, I am immersed in the experience and feel very happy.

I should do it more often ...

wordyliving said...

Hi fellow campaigner, just found you in urban fantasy :) I rarely bake but when I do, I'm the same: I have to change the recipe - I hate regulated activities :))
- andrea

Brittany said...

Hey! I'm also a campaigner. :)

Catherine Johnson said...

People are always telling me I'm a baker and I hate baking. I hate it that my kids beg me to play with them the second I get my hands floury and I too change the recipe always!!! I can make one decent chocolate cake recipe but compare that to my mum who bakes everything from cheesecake to quiche to black forest gateau I am so not in her league and no amount of compliments will drag my behind into the kitchen for anything other than raiding the snack cupboard or cooking a quick dinner :)

L'Aussie said...

Hi Adina. Well we are old friends who have lost touch so I'm saying hi to all my fellow Aussies/NZers.

Hope all goes well with you.


Faith said...

Baking!!! I love baking. And sweets. And cake... especially cake.

I'm usually missing the "key" ingredient, whether that's a fruit or chocolate or coconut... prevents me from just randomly making stuff everyday, which is probably a good thing. :D

Lady Gwen said...

Yummy! Thanks for the recipe.
I'm your newest follower and fellow campaigner - just wanted to say, "hey"!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Sounds delectable! I love to bake, but not when it's hot out. It used to be I would be out of eggs (and I believe I found that one could substitute 1/3 of a banana for an egg). I have eggs around more often now, though.

Fellow campaigner! I'll be posting a brief intro on Thursday.

Enid Wilson said...

Hmm rhubarb and I don't go well. I love baking cookies, fast and easy. And chocolate is a must. I don't know what can replace it though.

Every Savage Can Reproduce

K. M. Walton said...

Hi - fellow Campaigner here - your blog is lovely and I look forward to getting to know you.

See you out there....

P.S. I'm a tweaker too when I cook - I rarely measure - unless I'm baking.

Cat said...

Hi, I'm in the MG/YA campaign group. Just checked in to say hello.

Mary Mary said...

That cake sounds so yummy! I love rhubarb and I love to bake. It's probably one of my favorite things to do if the product turns out well. Welcome on board again to the Campaign!

Sarah Ketley said...

hmmmmm Rhubarb. I love this with custard...yummy.

anyway just stopping in to say hello:-)


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