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Vegan Lemon Drizzle Cookies

When life gives you lemons

This week, keeping it simple, we are making Lemon Drizzle Cookies. There is no dairy or animal by-products, so its vegan. So that's nice. 


Ingredients

Filling

250g icing sugar

50g Cornflour

Juice from 1 lemon 

Cookies

400g Plain Flour

140g Caster Sugar

2 & 1/2 tbsp corn flour

2 & 1/2 tbsp icing sugar

The Rind from 1 lemon (keep lemon)

140g of Vegan Butter

140g Shortening


Method

Turn your oven on to 175ºC 

Take 400g of plain flour and combine with 140g of caster sugar. Add in 2 & 1/2 tbsp of corn flour and 2 & 1/2 tbsp of icing sugar. Add in the rind from 1 large lemon. Now add in 140g of vegan butter and 140g of vegetable shortening. Mix this all with your hands till it comes together in a dough. 

Place on a floured surface and roll flat to 5mm thick. Using a 6cm cookie cutter, cut out as many circles as you can. Be sure to make an even amount as you will be doubling them up. The recipe should make 28-30 individual cookies. 

 

Place on a baking tray and put straight into the oven for about 10-12 minutes until lightly brown on the outside. Take off and leave to cool on a wire rack. 

 

While it is cooling, its time to make your lemon drizzle filling. Take 250g of icing sugar and add 50g of corn flour. Take the lemon you used the rind from before, and squeeze all the juice out of it into your mixture. Stir this until you get a thick paste consistency. If it is too thick, add a tiny amount of water at a time, stirring in between, until you get the consistency you wish. It should hold onto a spoon, but not be dry and crack. 

Take one cookie, dollop 1 tsp of the lemon drizzle filling onto it. Then take another cookie and stick that on top to make a sandwich. Do this with all your cookies until you have lots of lemon drizzle sandwiches. Finally, for decoration, sprinkle icing sugar over one half of the cookie. 

Eat and enjoy! 

Thank you very much

See you soon

Colin x

 

 

 

Lemon Hooch Cake

Lemony Boozeness

This week, I took to the drink. A twist on the classic Lemon Drizzle Cake, I decided to pour in lots of Hooch. For those who don't know what Hooch is, its like sharp fizzy lemonade... with booze! Crumbly, soft, and full of flavour. Let's get started. 


Ingredients

Hooch Drizzle Icing

50ml Hooch

300g Icing Sugar

1/2 lemon (juice only)

 

Cake

250g Unsalted Butter

250g Caster Sugar

3 eggs

300g Self Raising Flour

100ml Hooch 

1 Lemon (Rind only)


Method

Blend the Butter and Sugar, add the eggs one at a time. Then add the flour and mix in gently. Now add your Hooch and lemon rind. Pour the whole mix into a 1lb loaf tin and pop it in the oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour. 

During the baking time, make your drizzle by mixing the Hooch with Icing Sugar and the lemon juice. It should be slightly runny, which is great for drizzling! 

Once it's out the oven, before you take it out of the tin, pour 1 tbsp of Hooch over the cake. Then leave to cool on a wire rack. When it is cool, drizzle over your... drizzle, slice, serve and enjoy with a bottle of Hooch! 

Watch the video below for help.

See you soon

Colin 

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