Snap! 31 – lemon stripes

I’m feeling all citrus and stripes today…and a little nostalgic


I’ve been baking up a storm lately, mostly getting my sons involved in making cookies and brownies for lunch box treats, but this lemon loaf cake looks like a delicious recipe to try for my hubby – he loves lemon Madeira cake! I’ve paired it for a Snap! with Garance Dore’s Miami Vice sketch which I just love.

I’ve always baked – I grew up baking and had a peculiar penchant for the most garish of bright green icing to top off my vanilla sponge cake which caused many a raised eyebrow around the tea table. Uh-hum, but that’s another story. But haven’t baked much over recent years because it always ends up being me who has too much chocolate cake for breakfast! So baking now with my boys is a perfect way to introduce them to a skill which is both fun and a part of my own childhood – baking with my mom. I’ll just be sure to keep the green food colouring at the back of the shelf…or, maybe not. Those eye-catching emerald green sponge cakes of my youth might make a come back!

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