Game of Thrones Recipe: Lemon Cakes

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This week I resumed my cooking for the Game of Thrones themed party The Russian and I throw every Sunday.

Cooking food inspired from the show makes me feel like I am IN Game of Thrones…but maybe not for this part.

I decided to make Lemon Cakes, and it was a good decision. I’m no baker, but these were easy to make and were a hit at the party.

look at me, being all domestic and making baked goods
look at me, being all domestic and making baked goods

Of course, the recipe was inspired by Inn at the Crossroads.

Ingredients

zest of 2 lemons [$1.50]

2 1/2 cups flour [$3 for a small bag]

2 cups sugar [$3 for a small bag]

about a stick of butter [$1.50]

Juice of a lemon

1 egg plus 2 egg yolks [$2 for a pack of 6]

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350.

Combine flour and sugar, then add butter (cut into small pieces) and mash it with your fingers until well combined. Then add the zest, yolks, and juice .  Continue to mix with your hands or a wooden spoon until it forms a ball.  It doesnt seem like it will at first, but if you keep working with the mixture, it will come together.

Roll off small balls of dough and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, or until light and tasty.  I made an icing to put on top of the cookies with confectioners sugar and a splash of milk.

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The cakes came out pretty nice, they were a bit dense, but I probably overworked the dough.  They were a real crowd–pleaser though, and I’ll be trying baking again soon.  Guess it’s not as scary as I thought it would be.

-L

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