For this week's I Heart Cooking Clubs' theme "Gifts From The Heart", I turned to Diana Henry's book Plenty which provided me with the perfect recipe for gift-giving in the Sugar-Crusted Lemon Loaf Cake. I made the lime variation flavoured with both the zest and juice of the fruit and glazed with a zingy lime syrup, the source of the sugar crust. A moist, dense pound cake redolent with lime, it baked up beautifully tall and golden and lovely.
And what better to accompany it than Raj
Nimboo Curd from the book Salt Sugar Smoke, a tart lime curd with just the right amount of
sweetness and a very smooth finish. Silky in texture thanks to the butter (twice the amount of my
regular recipe!) it was quite rich and luxurious and perfect for gift-giving. A special treat for someone's afternoon tea!
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