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Lemon Loaf Cake

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was perfect for Easter!
For two week’s, since 1823, Sydney plays host to Australia’s largest event, The Sydney Royal Easter show.

It’s when city meets country.
Australia’s rural industries showcase their finest produce and livestock.

Districts from Queensland and New South Wales display their primary products in creative and imaginative ways…

 Livestock of every kind is displayed and judged.
Sheep, pigs, goats, horses, poultry and cattle of many breeds.

There are also dog shows, cat shows and animal nurseries.
The kids get to see chicks hatch and feed and hold farmyard animals.

And of course there are the rides…

We finish the day by loading up on show bags and settling in to watch the nightly show before the fireworks.

It’s a long and expensive day.
But there’s something for everyone.
Did I mention the woodchopping, show jumping, tent pegging and precision driving?

Or my all time favourite reason for going to the show…
Food!
The farmers sell tubs of freshly cut pineapple and watermelon.
Stalls sell sausage sandwiches, potato on a stick, chocolate covered berries, vienna almonds and gozleme.

There are also arts and crafts displays and competitions.
Woodwork, leatherwork, lacemaking, embroidery and toy-making.
One of the most popular categories since 1960 has been cake making and cake decorating.
Sugar crafts are judged and displayed along with cakes, biscuits, slices, jams and preserves.

This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, lemon loaf cake, would be a perfect fit here.
Simple, yet tasty, old fashioned home cooking.
Food you would serve at afternoon tea with the neighbours…

We all loved the taste and texture of this cake, I can’t wait to see what the other Tuesdays with Dorie group members thought!

And if you would like to see the recipe and try it out for yourself, head over to this week’s hosts, Truc from Treats  and Michelle from The Beauty of Life.