Citrus fruits are an easy, flavorful add to many recipes

Published: Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 06:37 PM.

1     teaspoon baking powder

2/3    cup milk

2     teaspoons vanilla extract

Confectioners’ sugar

Whipped cream, if desired

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly butter and flour a 9-inch round cake pan, 2-inches deep. Set aside.

In a saucepan, cover lemon slices with 3- cups water. Add a pinch of salt, cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil lemon slices, partially covered, until very tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain and transfer to a blender or food processor. Add butter and process until smooth, scraping down bowl as needed. Add sugar and eggs; process to combine; stir in poppy seeds, mix well, then transfer mixture to a large bowl.

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