Lemon Keks (Quick Bread)


2 cups sugar
150 g/6 oz butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
5-6 eggs
75 g/3 oz raisins or candied fruits
zest of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp vanilla extract

Beat butter with sugar until all the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is fluffy, add egg yolks, a couple at a time, and beat until the mixture is white, then add lemon zest, flour, raisins or dried currants or candied fruit, and mix well. Finally, fold in gently egg whites whipped into a foam. Transfer batter into a buttered and sprinkled with flour or breadcrumbs and put into a preheated oven to bake for 30-50 minutes (depending on the thickness of batter).

Keks can be baked in small molds (for 15-20 minutes) — metal or paper.
Sprinkled baked keks with powdered sugar.

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