By: Revanche

Sugar cravings and nesting

December 19, 2010

Apparently, the only bakeware in this place is a cookie sheet and pie tin. This fact never fails to surprise me when I desperately need a slice of cake or cupcakes. Thank goodness for the pie tin, though, it’s a fair enough substitute vessel for the following simple lemon cake recipe I stole off the internet (Yahoo Answers). It’s not a pretty picture but it fits the silliness of cake in a pie tin:

1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar

Mix together sugar and butter.
Add eggs and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice; mix well.
Add salt, flour, and baking powder to mixture.
Add milk.
Bake at 325°F in a well greased loaf pan for 1 hour or until golden brown.
Mix 1/3 cup lemon juice and 1/4 cup sugar.
Use a toothpick to poke holes in top of cake and drizzle lemon juice and sugar mixture over the top of the cake when removed from the oven.
Serve warm or cool.

Baked in a pie tin, it only took 37 minutes to reach perfection and another ten minutes of cooling while soaking in the lemon&sugar mixture. We ate half of it immediately. #pigs 

It’s strange how little things like finally having enough staples on hand to bake something from scratch, despite flailing for a thing to bake it in, makes this place feel a little bit more like a home to me.

It’ll be a year in April, and it still feels like I’m a stranger in a foreign land, most days.

6 Responses to “Sugar cravings and nesting”

  1. Wow – has it really been that long? Time sure flies!

    Your cake is making me crave sugar too …

  2. Time flies indeed! I ran into a thrift shop today looking for teacups (no luck) but I nearly bought a brand new Pyrex casserole pan. Still had the label in it, price was marked $2.99 and it was 10% off . . . would have been perfect for you to add to your kitchen!

  3. Shelley says:

    So, what would it take to make it your home? Have you given that any thought? I find I save huge amounts of money just by staying at home instead of running around. Just a thought…

  4. It took me many many years (20!) to feel at home where I live. And every now and then, I don’t. So it’s a process. But it must be hard being away from your family…

  5. Revanche says:

    @The Lost Goat: That’s a cup and a third of sugar right there …

    @Dogfood Provider: Oh that would have been awesome!

    @Nicole 🙂

    @Shelley: BEING here does help a bit, but also, it’s not knowing the lay of the land around here which makes me feel (and I really am, some of the time) totally lost half the time.

    It’s not the stuff, it’s just that I just don’t feel any connection with the place.

    @frugalscholar: REALLY? I thought I was just a wuss.

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