Shopping was rather frustrating. I kept finding desserts I liked the look of and finding they were full of dairy produce. Not fair. I totally fell in love with a lemon cake I saw, but the little allergy box on the back declared that it Contained Milk, so I decided it would be a bad idea. In the end, I bought a load of ingredients and came home to bake my own cake, which wouldn't Contain Milk. Now, I didn't have a recipe for lemon cake, so I decided to make one up. I figured that all I needed to do was to use my basic banana cake recipe and add a load of lemon juice. However, one of the ingredients of the banana cake recipe is bicarbonate of soda. I mixed up most of the stuff and left it to get the flour, and turned round to find that my cake mix was fizzing! Oh dear! Citric acid + sodium bicarbonate = Mount Vesuvius in minature.
The cake wouldn't taste of lemon at all if it hadn't been filled with lemon curd, but it's nice.