Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Lemony Delights!

Winter is a fantastic season for delicious and fresh citrus ... and plenty of free lemons in the office staff room! People who own a lemon tree are overloaded with so many lemons in Winter, that they are more than happy to give them away for free. But as Winter draws to a close, I have been trying to cook with lemons as much as possible, and have really found some new favourite recipes.

Lemon curd is one of the easiest and most delicious things! So I have thought I would write a couple of blogs to show some uses of lemon curd.

Lemons, Lemons, Lemons!

Lemon Tarts

These are so easy and delicious! And if you make them in mini muffin trays, they are also an impressive party food!

1 packet of Arnott's rice cookies, crushed
125g butter, melted
2 eggs, plus 2 egg yolks
3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar
80g butter, chilled
Zest and juice of 2 lemons
Icing sugar for dusting

To make the base, mix together the crushed biscuits and melted butter in a bowl. Press into mini muffin tray to make the casing (I use silicone trays as it is easier to remove the cases). Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before using.

To make the curd, whisk the eggs, yolks, and sugar in a saucepan until smooth, then place pan over a low heat. Add butter, juice and zest and whisk continually until thickened. Let the lemon curd cool in the fridge.

When cool, remove the biscuit cases from the tray, and spoon the lemon curd mixture into the biscuit cases. Dust with icing sugar to serve.

Delicious Lemon Tarts!

These are so easy, quick and delicious! Stay tuned for an update on another delicious lemon recipe.

Or you know take it real simple and slather some lemon curd on some fresh bread!
Or maybe you remember these babies...
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So stay tuned for more lemon love

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