NZ Woman's Weekly

Lemon drizzle loaf

Lemon drizzle loaf
  • Meal Type

    Cake

Keep one loaf for the family and save one for a neighbour or as a thank-you gift.

Makes 2 loaves

  • ½ cup cream
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 280g butter, softened
  • 400g sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 360g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 small egg, white only
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice

1 Preheat oven to 175°C. Line 2 loaf tins with baking paper.

2 In a small bowl, combine the cream, lemon juice and zest and let it stand for 10 minutes. Using an electric beater, cream the butter and sugar for 4-5 minutes until fluffy and pale, then add eggs one at a time, beating well. Stir in sifted flour, baking powder and the lemon cream mixture.

3 Spoon into prepared loaf tins and bake 25-30 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool completely before icing.

For drizzle icing: Lightly whisk egg white until foamy. Mix in icing sugar and enough lemon juice for a thick pourable icing.

About Jo Wilcox

"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See www.jowilcox.co.nz

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NZWW Dec-29-2014 issue

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