A. loves having a slice of Madeira cake with a cup of tea but we have not had much luck lately with the supermarket variety. He put a request in for this cake some time ago so last night I baked one based on Nigella's mother-in-law's recipe as found in HTBDG. Madeira cake is supposed to improve with time, so I made it last night for a dinner that mum&dad are hosting tonight.
240g softened butter, 200g caster sugar, grated zest and juice of 1 lemon, 3 large eggs, 210 SR flour, 90g plain flour
- Cream butter and sugar then add lemon zest
- Add eggs, one at a time, with a tablespoon of flour between each addition
- Gently mix in rest of the flour followed by the lemon juice
- Pour into lined loaf tin and sprinkle with caster sugar before popping into oven at 170C for 1 hour