Friday, 26 March 2010

Lemon Overload

Quite often I order my shopping online, this usually means it's a little cheaper and also as we live near the depo so are often the last delivery in our time slot we get 'suprises' (the stuff they have forgotton to give to other people I suspect). This week we got 4 huge bags of lemons, they are currently taking up both draws at the bottom of the fridge.

I asked around for what to do with them and have so far used 10, another 20 to go though so suggestions welcome!

1) Lemon Curd (I made 2 jars) 100g butter, 200g sugar (caster), 4 lemons (rind and juice), 3 eggs and 1 egg yolk.

Melt the butter over a simmering bain marie, then add all other ingrediants and whisk gentley until custard like (takes 10-15 mins). Once done pour into a sterile jar (eg just out the dishwasher but cooled) and stir occasionally as it cools to stop crystals forming! Once cool eat and put in the fridge!

2) Viennese Lemon Swirls. Use a standard biscuit recipe but subsitute 3tbsp of flower for cornflower and add lemon rind and juice of 1-2 lemons (may need to remove some liquid, mine worked as normal though). They will have a very flowery light texture. I made sanwiches of lemon icing (yey more lemons used) for mine, you could make them uber lemony and use cream (yum)!

I got this fab book from my lovely other half for my birthday so expect more cupcake and biscuit posts in the near future! My other birthday books are below, the net is fab for ideas but there is something about books that is very lovely and traditional. I got lots of fab fabirc for my birthday, so cool quilt plans are on the horizon for my Easter holidays. 1 week to go :)


Crazy Gecko said...

Oh Lemon drizzle cake or buns are my all time favourite. Make a usual sponge mix and add the peel of two lemons. bake and leave to nearly cool. When it's slightly warm to touch (not hot) mix the juice of the two lemons a little icing sugar and pour all over the cake/buns and leave to fully cool .... yummy!!! Enjoy your lemony fun!

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