Family bonding activities don’t have to be expensive to be fun. You don’t have to spend tons of money going on a trip out-of-town or watch movies or shop at the mall. Your family can have more fun spending quality time at home on a weekend while enjoying some of the simple things of life.
You can watch a great movie on TV and huddle close together on the couch or spread blankets on the floor and play some exciting games.Or you can enjoy the fun of cooking together a simple cake.
One such cake that I make usually on weekends with my family is Lemon cake
Butter – 125 gm
Caster Sugar – 175 gm
Eggs – 2large
Self-raising flour – 175 gm
Granulated Sugar – 50 gm
Lemons – 2.
Lightly oil and line the base of an 18 cm/7 inch square cake tin with baking paper
In a bowl, mix butter and sugar together until soft and creamy.
In another bowl beat the eggs.
Keep adding egg and the flour to the creamy mixture slowly.
Finely grate the rind from one of the lemons and stir into the creamed mixture, beating well until smooth.
Squeeze the juice from one lemon, strain, then stir into the mixture
Put the mixture in the baking tray and bake for 30 minutes ( preheated oven).
Squeeze the juice of the second lemon into a saucepan. Add the rest of the sugar to the lemon juice and heat gently, stirring occasionally till sugar is dissolved.
Make small holes with a tooth prick on the cake and pour the prepared syrup.