Lemon drizzles are so easy to make and just the smell of lemon when you zest it: SO GOOD. For an assignment for Molensteen I gave it a little bit more by adding thyme. Here's how to make it.
- 1 Cakemix (I used the Molensteen one)
- 4 eggs
- 225 grams butter
- 200 grams fine caster sugar
- 3 lemons
- 15 grams fresh thyme
- 100 grams powdered sugar
How to make it
1. Prepare the cakemix as instructed on the package, also add the zest of one lemon. Bake as instructed.
2. Make the lemon- thyme drizzle. Add the caster sugar to a pan and add 30mL of water. Bring to a boil.
3. Take from the heat and add the thyme (keep some leaves behind for decoration). Let steep for 5 minutes.
4. Sieve the thyme- syrup and add the juice of 2 lemons. Stir well.
5. Take the cake out of the oven when it's done, you can always check this by inserting a skewer and if it comes out clean you are good to go. Immediately poke holes with the skewer or a fork all over the top of the cake.
6. Drizzle the lemon- thyme syrup over and let it seep into the holes. Let the cake cool.
7. Make a glaze by mixing the juice of the last lemon with the powdered sugar. The glaze has to be a thick consistency, it should just run off a spoon and lines should disappear into the mix. Adjust with more water or powdered sugar.
8. Decorate the cake with the glaze and the thyme leaves and serve.
Have you ever had thyme in a sweet dish?