This recipe was passed down in my family from my father's grandmother "Nan." I never did meet her but my father has told me how the women in his family were amazing bakers and cooks. He gave me a collection of their recipes and this was the first one to catch my eye, partly because it looks easy but also because I love the scent of freshly grated lemon. It has a smooth, mellow taste.
I've changed the instructions slightly. It originally called for butter "the size of a walnut" which I interpreted to mean 1 tablespoon. I also used soy milk instead of dairy milk since that was all I had on hand. —KitKat84