Long time no bake… here comes the lemon teacake, recipe from Pierre Hermé.
Actually I have tasted at a recent party a really good cake brought by a professional baker. It has very lemony tangy taste. From what I understood, he has drilled holes in the cake for the lemon syrup to penetrate into the cake overnight. (Of course he didn’t totally reveal the recipe…)
I tried to reproduce this cake with this recipe I have found. I brushed the lemon juice syrup on the cake, which is quite nice (airy and light) but nothing close to the “pungentness” of that cake. I will need more lemon juice in the syrup and less sugar next time.