Cream butter, sugar and salt.
Add eggs and grated lemon zest one by one.
Mix flour with baking powder, stir in alternately with milk. The dough should be quite firm. Spoon heaps of dough onto a greased baking tray and bake in a preheated oven at 200 °C top/bottom heat for 20 minutes until golden brown. Remove Americans from tray, brush the smooth underside with hot icing.
Goes quickly and is also good for surprise visitors.