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Spiced bakes poppy seed lemon tray bake


A delicious poppy seed and lemon traybake. 

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes


Serves: 12 people

  • 125 g Butter
  • 150 g Caster Sugar
  • 4 - Egg
  • 2 - Lemon
    zest and juice
  • 400 ml Milk
    at room temperature
  • 125 g Plain Flour
  • 30 g Poppy Seeds
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 - Whipping Cream
    lightly whipped, to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C/gas mark 2. Grease a 22cm x
    30cm cake tray and line with non-stick baking paper.

  2. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until the mixture whitens, then add the melted butter and flour. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the poppy seeds, then add the rest along with the pinch of salt. Beat for a few minutes, then slowly pour in the milk and lemon juice, whisking constantly.

  3. Beat the egg whites in a separate clean, dry bowl until stiff, then fold them into the batter.

  4. Pour the batter into the prepared tray, smooth the surface
    with the blade of a knife and bake in the oven for 40
    minutes. Allow to cool, then put in the fridge to set for at
    least 2 hours.

  5. Sprinkle over the lemon zest and reserved poppy seeds, cut into 12 bars and serve chilled with lightly whipped cream.

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