DONT be tempted to put in more thyme however, as this makes them too savoury. Taste the syrup as this will be the predominant flavour of the cakes, it should have a subtle thyme flavour and be really lemony. You can easily 1/2 the recipe if you want to make just 6 little cakes. You could change the recipe by substituting about a tablespoon of lavender for the thyme and make lemon - lavender cakes.
If you want to be fancy and ice the cakes, I suggest you leave them for at least an hour to absorb the drizzle, then ice with a lemon glaze (just icing sugar and lemon juice). Or you can just dust with icing sugar. I don't think they need it though.
You MUST follow the instructions for greasing the tins on this one! I have tried several ways, and this is the only one that works. Papers don't work, just greasing does not work etc. etc. You have to
spray with oil and then dust with plain flour.
After Meagan and Harry's wedding lemon and elderflower is the flavour of the day. To turn these into that flavour, simply :
- take out the thyme completely
- use only 180g sugar in the mix
- Take a tablespoon of lemon juice from the mix and substitute a tablespoon of elderflower cordial.
- Add 2-3 tablespoons of elderflower cordial to the syrup mix.
- Make an elderflower icing of 1 tablespoon butter, 1tablspoon cordial and enough icing sugar to make the consistency you like. Ice the cakes.