Sometimes nothing beats the smell of a freshly baked lemon cake in a cold fall day. Epicurious Kids were looking forward to baking today. A nice break from Kitchen Stadium constant stove action.
Inigo was challenged by the new zester. Not easy finding the right balance between the exact grip VS the angle of the zester on the lemon skin… “Mommy, this is not easy, I might not be able to zest enough lemon peel for the recipe…” declared Inigo, concerned.
Tristan was large and in-charge of the ground almonds. He carefully put the peeled almonds in the food processor, covered his ears —he hates loud noises, and turned the knob to grind. Pulverized almonds were ready to mix into the egg and butter mixture Epicurious Kids prepared.
It is all in the details… Inigo was worried about breaking the eggs into the bowl, “what if I get some shells in?” he asked Tristan. It wasn´t difficult to explain
how to make sure the egg is cracked in the middle and how to use his nails, finger tips to get the eggshell apart
After a few careful moves, Inigo and Tristan mixed the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients, slowly folded the batter to avoid over mixing.
Once the poppy seed was mixed in, Tristan gingerly poured in the mixture onto the baking pan with Inigo´s help. A few words of encouragement, the boys were ready to pop the tray into the oven.
After the longest 40 minutes ever, the kitchen was filled with citrusy goodness — Lemon Poppy seed Cake was clearly done! Nothing beats a freshly baked cake on a rainy fall day.