Grate off the lemon rind. Grate the nutmeg. Dissolve the bicarbonate
soda in a little warm water.
Melt the butter in a saucepan, and pour in the honey. Stir while it boils
for a few moments.
Let the honey and butter cool a little, and stir in the lemon rind, the
almonds, the nutmeg, the flour and, last, the bicarbonate of soda.
Celebrate with a cup of tea. Leave the mixture for a few hours or
Turn on the oven to heat to 180°C / 350°F. Butter a baking tray. Roll the
mixture out about half an inch thick and cut into squares. Unless you
plan to ice the cakes, decorate with a few flaked almonds and blobs of
Put the squares on the baking tray and bake for 25 minutes or until
Icing: Add the lemon juice to the icing sugar little by little, stirring
the time, until the icing is spreadable, like warm butter.
You may need to
add a little water. Spread the icing on the cakes.
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