Lemon and Blueberry Loaf Cake

A little bit of summer – This Lemon and Blueberry Loaf Cake is delicious beyond words. Try it when you’re feeling gloomy and it’ll surely cheer you up!

Lemon and Blueberry Loaf Cake

 

Winter is coming  – and no I’m not talking about Game of Thrones. I’ve never liked summers “the weather” much but I like everything summery, the dresses, the vibrant colors, the food and especially the daylight #FoodBloggerProblems. So to wear off all that gloominess that this winter month brings, I decided to bake something flavourful and what’s better than some lemon cake with berries? This Lemon and Blueberry Loaf Cake with that tangy lemon glaze is perfect for gloomy days..I promise it’ll cheer you up in an instant.

Lemon and Blueberry Loaf Cake Lemon and Blueberry Loaf Cake

 

 

 

RECIPE: Lemon and Blueberry Loaf Cake

INGREDIENTS

Makes: 1 loaf cake    Prep Time: 15-20 minutes    Baking Time: 35 minutes

Equipments you need : 22 cm Loaf Tin

  • Flour, 250 grams or 2 measuring cups
  • Baking Powder, 1 teaspoon
  • Sugar, 150 grams (mix of white and dark brown or light brown)
  • Softened Butter, 125 grams
  • Eggs, 2 large
  • Lemon Zest, of 2 lemons
  • Lemon Juice, 2 tablespoons
  • Milk, 150 ml
  • Vanilla Essence, 1 teaspoon
  • Blueberries (fresh or frozen), 1 cup

PROCESS:

Preheat oven at 180 degrees. Butter your tin and line with parchment/butter paper.

Sieve flour and baking powder and mix it properly. Set it aside to be used later.

Whisk together butter and sugar until pale yellow. In a separate jar, whisk together milk and eggs.

Add the flour mix little by little to the butter+sugar mix. Simultaneously, keep adding the milk+eggs milk little by little too, so that that it forms a batter. By the end of this process, your flour mix, milk+eggs mix and butter+sugar mix should have formed a smooth batter.

Add in the lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla essence to the mixture to the batter. Make sure its not too liquidy. Finally add in the blueberries and mix to evenly disperse them.

Bake at 160 degrees for 35 minutes or until just golden on the top. Insert a skewer and if it comes out clean then your cake is ready!

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Spaghetti with Garlic, Olive Oil and Chili Flakes

The best yet the easiest dinner recipe ever. This Spaghetti with Garlic, Olive Oil and Chili Flakes is one recipe that you need to treasure. 

Spaghetti with Garlic, Olive Oil and Chili Flakes

 

You’re starving and you don’t know what to eat. You have limited ingredients at hand and limited skills too..what do you do? You make this Spaghetti with Garlic, Olive Oil and Chili Flakes aka Spaghetti Aglio E Olio (it’s name in Italian). It’s my favourite thing to eat after I come back from work or even on a Sunday afternoon for lunch. You don’t need fancy ingredients to make this which is honestly the best part. A handful of ingredients and you have a hearty meal ready. Sounds too good to be true? Try it for yourself and tell me what you think.

Spaghetti with Garlic, Olive Oil and Chili Flakes

 

You may have noticed that I have been extremely irregular with my posts these days..from 3 recipes a week to 3 a month, October has just been extremely crazy. I was swamped with work and when I didn’t have work, I just wanted to eat and sleep. I cannot count how many times I’ve made this Spaghetti this month. If you’re on my Instagram you may have seen videos and pictures of this one quite often. It’s so easy to make that I don’t even mind making it after a long tiring maddening day at work. My go-to dinner recipe!

I used to love Spaghetti Pomodoro but ever since I’ve made this one it’s become my favourite. I know I say that a lot but this one really is. I’m a sucker for easy dinner recipes like a lot of people and swear by this one. When I tried this Italian dish at a restaurant a few months back I had no clue something SO good could be SOOO easy to make. When I googled the recipe it was as easy as boiling pasta and tossing it in olive oil, really. It’s crazy we pay money for something we can  make at home in under 10 minutes, yes 10 and with 6 ingredients which BTW include spaghetti too. Crazy, right?

If you’re a complete amateur in the kitchen, this one’s for you. Try making this super delicious yet super easy Spaghetti with Garlic, Olive Oil and Chili Flakes and you will fall in love with it, I promise!

Spaghetti with Garlic, Olive Oil and Chili Flakes

 

RECIPE: Spaghetti with Garlic, Olive Oil and Chili Flakes

Makes: Enough for 1 hungry soul    Time: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • Spaghetti, enough for one
  • Water, 500-600 ml
  • Olive Oil, 3 tablespoons
  • Butter, 1 tablespoons
  • Garlic Cloves, 5-6 chopped
  • Chili Flakes, 2 teaspoons
  • Salt, to taste
  • Parmesan Cheese, to sprinkle over top

METHOD

Boil water with a teaspoon of salt in a large pot. Once boiling, toss in the spaghetti and cook it 1 minute less than what the packet says. Sieve out the pasta once done, but reserve the water. The water has starch that helps make the sauce thick.

In a pan, heat olive oil and butter on medium flame. Add in the chopped garlic when the oil and butter are almost heated up. Keep the flame on medium (never high) and slightly brown the garlic. Once the garlic is golden brown in color, toss in the boiled spaghetti to this. Add about 1/4 cup of pasta water that you reserved earlier. Season with salt and sprinkle chili flakes, a little bit of Parmesan  cheese over it. Cook on low flame for a couple of minutes and serve.

Didn’t I say it was to make? 😀

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