Oddly enough, despite the fact that Americans seem to think all British food is bland, we LOVE their chefs. What’s the deal with that? We’re starting to think the Brits might be getting tired of all these rumors (rumours?) about their cooking. We certainly would be!
To that effect, the fine people over at Lark and Larks across the pond in the UK have put together a page on their website highlighting the signature recipes from some of the UK’s most treasured culinary minds. And no, smartypants, it’s not a 404 error (You’re mean for thinking that). As of now, there are recipes from 8 different chefs up there.
Today, we’re focusing on a Lemon Drizzle Cake recipe from Mary Berry. If you haven’t heard of her, you obviously aren’t spending much time on the Amazon.com Baking Recipe Book section – She’s written over 70(!!!) cookbooks, and is known as the “Queen of Baking”. Currently she’s a judge on The Great British Bake-off on the BBC, where she makes Britain’s best home bakers “tremble in their aprons.” Luckily, when you make this recipe at home, she won’t be there to judge you, so it’s a much lower pressure situation. On the other hand, she says this is her simplest recipe, so I wouldn’t worry about disappointing the Queen (of Baking).
Here’s the recipe!
Like this recipe? Interested in learning more about great British chefs and their signature dishes? Head over to Lark and Larks’ Signature Dishes Page!