A message from Lucy
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Mother’s Day is fast approaching and what better a gift to make your mum than some homemade cakes. One of my mum’s favourites is a lemon cake so I know she will love these oozy lemon and poppy seed cakes, plus everyone else in the family can have one too.
My mum and I love a good day out shopping and make a day of it, our last trip we went to the Bullring in Birmingham so I could get Dean some birthday presents. I treated her to a cup of tea and a cake and she chose the lemon drizzle cake. If your mum is like mine and hard to buy for then I always think a homemade present is the best as you will have put a lot of thought into it. I wanted to put a bit of a twist on it for my mum so that’s why I went for the poppy seeds and the oozy lemon curd.
Two of my favourite things in food are freshness and texture. These cakes are light, fresh and full of flavour with a tiny crunch from the poppy seeds. It works so well with the oozyness of the lemon curd. Great for a light snack with a cup of tea or after an evening meal if you have a sweet tooth. Or if you like entertaining for friends add these to your selection of afternoon tea cakes.
Lemon curd makes a great gift if you don’t want to keep all the jars give them to friends they will love it on toast.