Tuesday 18 October 2011

Flea market finds and Caz's Luscious Lemon Yoghurt Cake

I couldn’t resist this cute little 1950’s or 60’s teapot when I spotted it in a charity shop. Especially when I noticed that it was only £4…almost the price of a cup of coffee!

Although I do tend to make a mug and use a teabag...unless I’m making Persian tea...I just had to make myself a tray of tea, and find a cup and saucer when I got home. I even got a milk jug out. I think I miss my pyjama tea breaks with my cute little neighbour, who told me the most amazing stories about her childhood  and is now in residential care. Although I'm going to visit her as soon as my cold is better...I don't want to pass on any germs. 

She would let me make the tea, although insisted that I leave the cups for her to wash, the cups  were china ones and the milk was always in a china jug in the fridge.  It tasted so good, and so did the tea from my new flea market find and it's even a really good pourer...

It was an excuse to have a go at making a luscious lemon yoghurt cake using the bunt pan that was another recent flea market find and it came out perfectly!    This is a really simple recipe with great results a lovely dense but moist cake.  

I think like my foolproof Madeira Cake recipe this is going to be one of my new never fail recipes that I can adapt.  I hope Caz whose recipe this is doesn't mind! I think it would work well as a chocolate and orange cake by substituting some of the flour with chocolate and the fresh lemon juice with orange.  Or coffee would be nice replacing the juice with a cup of espresso...ooh...the possibilities are endless... 

...delicious with lovely creamy Greek yoghurt and mulberry coolie...yum...

I'm linking over to flea market finds here and here today


  1. Great looking cake. Might have to try that one in my bundt tin. Lovely pics.

  2. I love the teapot! And it looks like it goes really well with your milk jug.

  3. So glad you liked the cake. It really is one of my all-time favourites.