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pistachio lemon fairy cakes

Prep: 5min | Baking: 30min

Complexity: 1/5

* see also pistachio lemon cake and pistachio lemon muffins

ingredients:

(makes 24)

  • 60g pistachios, shelled

  • 125g butter, room temperature

  • 75g sugar

  • 1 tbsp grated lemon zest

  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar

  • 2 small-medium eggs

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 140g flour

  • 4 tbsp lemon juice

  • Optional: 1/2 tsp baking powder

For the frosting:

  • 50g icing sugar

  • 3 tbsp lemon juice

method:

Heat oven at 190°C.

Roast pistachios 10 min, and allow to cool before pulsing to a powder.

Lower oven heat to 175°C. 

Beat butter together with sugar.

Add the pistachios, lemon zest, vanilla, eggs, salt, baking powder (if using), half the flour, lemon juice, the remaining flour.

Spoon the batter into a fairy cake tray lined with paper liners, and bake 25-30 min.

Allow fairy cakes to rest in the tray for 5 min before removing them onto a wire rack to cool.

For the icing, add lemon juice to the icing sugar until it's a nice gooey consistency and then brush it over the fairy cakes. 



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