Correspondents’ cuisine: the lemon cake by Régis Raynal

All year round, they inform about the life of their village. Today they are delivering their favorite recipe.

When he asks the Regis where he is, he replies: “Between La Nouvelle and Port-La Nouvelle“.

That is,? “In 1951, the mayor authorized the prefect to give the city, which was called La Nouvelle, the name of Port-La Nouvelle. But the city council only validated the change in 53. I was born between the two names“.

After a primary schooling in the village and the college in Sigean until the 5th, he follows the courses of 4th and 3rd in Narbonne: “I stopped there. My French and drawing teacher was pushing me to do Fine Arts in Perpignan, but all my friends stayed in Narbonne. I read an ad on L’Indépendant before a new hairdressing school. J “I went through a CAP that didn’t really work for me.”

In 1973, Régis did his military service, and then replaced and served at the Post Office, as a sorting and postman. In 1977, he became a local correspondent for La Dépêche à Port-La Nouvelle, Sigean et Leucate, for 2 and: “It allowed me to discover the silver photo. I was using a Canon and I had a lab at home.”.

Meanwhile, Régis one day sees a girl in Solex walking down her street. Without hesitation, he rides his moped and follows her. C’est Hélène, a Parisian recently settled in the village. He fell in love and a few years later he married her. At the birth of the first of their three boys, he must find a more stable job and enter the town hall: “ At first I picked up the bins and then, after internal examinations and competitions, I ended my career at the head of the technical services where the activity was, at the time, very varied and interesting “.

Mais la vie de Régis is mostly marked by music. “I got my first guitar in 1967 and played in my 1st band in ’68 in Lézignan (les Doris). Then I set up a rock band (Évasion). We almost played Golf-Drouot, after winning a contest, but the bassist dropped us at the last minute. After the army, I played alternative rock compositions with another band (Céléphaïs). “

In 1981, Régis returned to painting: “I painted in oil for 10 years and then in acrylic, thanks to Piet Moget, creator of the Sigean Contemporary Art Site, who kindly gave me time. “

The director is suitable for Indépendant et le Midi Libre since February 2021 when Louis Raynaud asked to help them.

Every young grandfather of a granddaughter, he proposes a lemon cake that she will probably like soon.

(PORT-LA-NOUVELLE) The kitchen of the correspondents: The recipe

Ingredient: 200 g flour, 150 g sugar, 100 g butter, 1/2 sachet of yeast, one lemon, 4 eggs.

Preheat the oven to 180 °. Mix the flour, sugar and yeast. Make a well where you put the eggs. Mix well. Pour in the melted butter, then the grated zest and lemon juice. Remix.

Brush a cake pan with butter or oil and sprinkle with flour. Pour the mixture into the pan and bake for 40 minutes. Unmold quickly.

The recipe

Ingredient: 200 g flour, 150 g sugar, 100 g butter, 1/2 sachet of yeast, one lemon, 4 eggs. Preheat oven to 180 °. Mix the flour, sugar and yeast. Make a well where you put the eggs. Mix well. Pour in the melted butter, then the grated zest and lemon juice. Stir. Brush a cake pan with butter or oil and sprinkle with flour. Pour the mixture into the pan and bake for 40 minutes. Unmold quickly.

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