Spiced bakes poppy seed lemon tray bake


A delicious poppy seed and lemon traybake. 

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

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Serves: 12 people

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  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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