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Archive for 9 December 2010

Lemon Curd

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How can you not love lemon curd? It’s tangy, sweet, fruity, creamy — it’s like summer in a jar. I was so excited to make homemade lemon curd for the first time and, although it seems like it might be complicated, it was really quite easy. There are, of course, many recipe variations out there, with different proportions of lemon, sugar and eggs. Some (yes you, Delia), include cornflour, which seems a bit bizarre to me. I used The Pink Whisk’s recipe for Super Zingy Lemon Curd.

A teaspoonful of yellow homemade lemon curd

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Christmas Bulb Earrings

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It’ll soon be Christmas and all that, so it’s about time I made some Christmas earrings. I recently got hold of these lovely acrylic Christmas bulb / fairy light pendants and had to turn them into earrings. They reflect the light so well they look like they’re glowing.

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Crunchy Shortbead

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This was not supposed to be crunchy shortbread, just shortbread. It didn’t exactly work out as planned though and now, not only am I looking for the perfect brownie, but I am also on a quest to find the perfect shortbread. This batch actually worked ok, it tasted very nice, and if you like your shortbread crunchy and light, this recipe is great. For me though, it just didn’t have the right texture. It’s not like I didn’t do my research. I trawled the Internet and ended up at Felicity Cloake’s excellent Guardian blog (which I love; she’s always looking for the perfect way to make things!) Although I didn’t go with her final recipe, from her article I got to Sue Lawrence’s recipe for petticoat tails, which seemed to be what I was looking for. Alas, no.

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White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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These cookies are pretty much what you’d expect from their name. They don’t look gourmet, but distinctly homemade, whether that’s a good or a bad thing is up to you!

White chocolate chunk cookie

You could use chocolate chips, but I thought it would be more indulgent to use nice big chunks of chocolate. The main flavour comes from the chocolate, so you  might as well go for good quality. I used Green & Blacks.

Yum

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