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I want to make Marslady's lemon drizzle but I don't have baking powder

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fanjolina Mon 14-Sep-09 14:45:32

Can I just use bicarboate of soda instead?

NoahAmin Mon 14-Sep-09 14:46:11

no
use SRflour?

AitchwonderswhoFruitCrumbleis Mon 14-Sep-09 14:46:29

what about using self raising flour instead of plain? or if you have cream of tartar and bicarb you can make baking powder?

StirlingIsFedUpOfTheRain Mon 14-Sep-09 14:46:30

I wouldn't use bicarb - as long as you are using self raising flour it will be fine smile

StirlingIsFedUpOfTheRain Mon 14-Sep-09 14:48:50

My recipe for lemon drizzle is....

225g butter
225g caster sugar
4 eggs
225g self raising flour
grated zest of one lemon

just mix it all together!

fanjolina Mon 14-Sep-09 14:49:26

the recipe already has SR flour in it:

9oz sugar
9oz butter
12oz s/r flour
4 eggs
3 level tsp baking powder
6 tbsp milk
Grated rind 2 lemons

I don't have cram of tartar to make the baking powder. Should I just leave it out altogether?

LadyGlencoraPalliser Mon 14-Sep-09 14:51:03

Use Stirlings recipe instead.

diedandgonetodevon Mon 14-Sep-09 14:51:26

Bicarb actually works fine- I never have baking powder so I always end up chucking bicarb into the lemon drizzle mix instead.

fanjolina Mon 14-Sep-09 14:52:20

oh thanks stirling - will use your recipe rather than the one from the MN recipes bit.

have never had lemon drizzle cake before. am looking forward to it

fanjolina Mon 14-Sep-09 14:52:56

thats good to know too diedandgonetodevon. thanks.

StirlingIsFedUpOfTheRain Mon 14-Sep-09 14:56:40

Mine always turns out lovely - haven't used the MN recipe!

Afterwards, when it comes out of oven, juice the lemon and add 60g caster sugar. Mix it and then spoon over the top (after you have pierced it a few times for the syrup to soak through). When it has cooled the caster sugar gives it a crunchy topping!

fanjolina Mon 14-Sep-09 15:06:44

ooh yummy Stirling - my mouth is watering already

thank you

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