Martian Food
Sep 18, 2015

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Lemon Cakes

Active time:15 minutes

Start To Finish:30 minutes


Yield: About 30

Source: George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones: A Feast of Fire and Ice, The Official Cooking Companion, Monroe-Cassel & Lehrer

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2½ cups flour, plus more as needed
2 cups granulated sugar
6 Tbs. cold unsalted butter
grated zest from 2 lemons
1 egg
2 egg yolks
⅓ cups confectioners sugar
1½ tsp. whole milk


Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a baking sheet.

In the bowl of a food processor or a large bowl, mix together the flour and granulated sugar.  add the butter and pulse until you have pea-sized pieces of flour-coated butter.  if you don't have a food processor, cut in the butter using a pastry blender, two knives, or your fingers.  Add the zest and the whole egg and yolks.  Mix thoroughly, adding more flour as needed until the dough is no longer sticky and can be easily shaped.

Roll the dough into one-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart.  Bake until the tops are golden brown, about 15 minutes.  Let the cakes cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Once the cakes are cool, mix the milk and confectioners sugar, and drizzle the icing over the cookies.  Sprinkle lightly with some additional confectioners sugar.


These rustic cakes are intended to be authentically medieval. They are really a bit more like modern cookies. Sansa would certainly love them though, because they're delicious! 

Check out our  A Game of Thrones Feast for the entire GOT inspired medieval meal!

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