My sister and her husband recently bought their first house. It has a large backyard and they're planning to plant a Meyer lemon tree along with some other citrus fruit trees. I'm hopeful that they'll share their harvest bounty in exchange for tasty, lemony baked goods. One such treat I plan to entice them with is my Meyer lemon pound cake topped with candied lemon slices.
Unlike a regular old standard lemon, a Meyer lemon has a thin edible rind. In this recipe, you will need paper thin slices. I recommend a Mandoline slicer but a very sharp knife will do in a pinch. The thin slices of whole lemons are placed on top and then sprinkled with a bit of sugar to candy them. It makes for a sweet, but not too sweet, eye-catching pound cake.