This week's Baking with Julia recipe is Lemon Loaf Cake. For those readers familiar with the concept of a pound cake (it is not a term commonly used in Australia), this is what this cake is - a lemon flavoured pound cake.
I was a little worried about making this cake, as some members of the BWJ forum found it to be dry or not lemony enough. To address the latter issue, I took up the tip of substituting some of the cream for lemon juice. Re the former, it really wasn't a problem - this cake was not dry to my palate, although it was dense, as a pound cake should be:
The flavour of the cake was not overly lemony, but was definitely there. The cake was also a lovely yellow colour from the lemon juice and zest.
To see what the other BWJ bakers thought of this loaf, visit the LYL section of the website.