Sunday, 2 September 2012

Lemon Curd and Fresh Cream Sponge

I'm so sorry it's been ages since I posted but work and Summer Hols have meant very little baking and time here !! Mustn't complain but have missed it terribly ..... I've been asked by John Scott ( fashion guru and tv presenter ) @johnnyscotty to create a recipe and send a pic for a charity he's patron of .... Rainbow Trust for children ... and here it is ...

Lemon Curd and Fresh Cream sponge

250g soft butter

250g caster sugar

4 medium eggs

1 lemon

3 tsps lemon extract

250g self raising flour

300ml double cream

1 lemon

300g icing sugar

1/2 jar good quality lemon curd

2 sandwich tins, greased and lined



Preheat oven to 190 o c / 180 o c fan

Grease and line tins

Cream together butter and caster sugar until really light, pale and fluffy

Add and beat in eggs

Grate zest of 1 lemon and add that and the juice, plus extract if you like it really lemony.

Fold in flour and divide mix between the sandwich tins

Bake in oven for 18 to 22 mins until risen and golden

Allow to cool and turn out of tins

Whip double cream with the zest of the other lemon.

Spread lemon curd on top of one sponge and then generous layer of cream

Gently add and press on top sponge

Make up icing with as much lemon juice is need to make thick spreading consistency

Spread icing and put in fridge to set for a couple of hours.

Anything lemon is my favourite so I hope you enjoy !! xx