5 Citrusy Desserts For When Life Hands You Lemons
A sampling of mouth-puckering desserts that puts the citrus limon on a pedestal
Lemon Bundt Cake and Lemon Pops
Anyone with the antiquated impression that fashionistas shirk sweets should get acquainted with Natasha Kraal. The former editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia and founder of MYND keeps a low profile while selling high-quality baked goods via The Sweet Society—the home bakery is seriously one of KL’s best kept secrets.
Catering to different occasions, Kraal offers two types of lemon cake. Dripping with icing and decked out with dehydrated fruit, the first is stunning enough to serve as a table centrepiece. Kraal’s Lemon Pops, on the other hand, are a cute conversation starter for when you can’t be bothered to divide up dessert.
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Lemon Meringue Tart
Capped with soft peaks and swirls, this meringue dessert made us picture sugar-spun clouds. ‘Tart’ in every sense of the word, it is also very acidic as far as lemon desserts go. Visit one of Kenny Hills Bakers three branches or see below for takeaways and deliveries.
Pre-order online or call Ampang (+603-4265 2020), Bukit Tunku (+603-6206 4111) or Desa Park City (+603-6419 5990)
'Simply The Zest' Yumnut
An English export that’s a cross between a Yum Yum (a type of braided pastry in the UK) and a doughnut, Marks & Spencers’ hexagon-shaped Yumnut is unexpectedly light—guilt-free, almost. Meringue crumbs give the treat textural variety. Get a dozen to go at your closest M&S Food Hall.
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Lemon Ice Cream
"Smooth, silky, salacious. Those are three words that makes a great ice cream," says Yi Jun Loh, recipe creator, podcaster and founder of the Jun & Tonic food blog. Ticking all three boxes, Loh's Lemon Ice Cream was adapted from Dori Sanders’s Genius No-Churn Lemon Ice Cream but true to Loh's style, sees an Asian slant. Swap lemons for yuzu, that most coveted of East Asian fruits, for a refreshing flavour profile.
Make It Yourself
Check out Loh's recipe here
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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
Can't get enough of citrus? Then try your hand at Half Baked Harvest's Lemon Poppy Seed Cake and glaze it with citrus honey. A gorgeous golden hue, the rustic cake practically glows when the light hits it right.
For something more dressed up, however, we like recipe creator Katelyn Tan's lemon loaf. Any leftover Greek yogurt from the cake batter is spun into a tangy frosting—slather it on thick and decorate with lemon slices and thyme for dramatic effect.
Make It Yourself
Check out Tan's recipe here