Friday, 17 July 2015



2 3/4  cups plain flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1 egg, beaten
2 1/4 teaspoons dry yeast
1 teaspoon bread improver(if desired)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt

in a large bowl, combine, the flour yeast and salt.

in a pot on the stove or in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave, combine the sugar, butter, water and milk.

heat until the mix is hot( not boiling) and the butter is almost melted.

gradually add the milk mix to the flour.

add the egg and mix to a soft dough.

on a floured board, knead by hand for 3 -4 minutes.

place the dough into a clean greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm spot for 45 minutes.

punch dough down and rest for 5 minutes.


500 grams cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
finely grated rind of 2 lemons

with an electric mixer, beat all together until smooth and put aside


6 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, melted


preheat oven to 180 c

grease a lamington tray (30 x 25 cm approx)

cut dough in half and roll 1 piece out to fit bottom and sides of tray.

spread evenly, to the edges with cheese filling.

roll out other piece of dough and cover over the filling, making sure to meet the edges of bottom piece of dough.

FOR THE TOP...mix the cinnamon and sugar together.

brush the melted butter over the dough and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar.

cook for approx 20 minutes until nicely brown  and a bit crunchy on top.

cut into slices and serve warm.

 store leftovers in fridge. microwave for 10 seconds or so  to reheat.
I was playing around in my kitchen today and came up with this recipe.   It's great warm with a cup of tea or coffee. Nice and lemony. I made it for afternoon tea but would be great as dessert or supper. The hubby and I thought it was good as is but you could drizzle some lemon glaze over it if you like.

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