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.
Archive for 9 December 2010
Tagged As: Curd, Lemon, Lemon curd | Categories: Preserves, Recipes | 2 Comments
Tagged As: Christmas, Christmas earrings, Earrings, Jewellery | Categories: Craft | 2 Comments
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.
Tagged As: Biscuits, Scottish, Shortbread | Categories: Baking, Recipes, Treats | Leave a Comment
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.