Friday, 27 March 2009

Sloppy day

I made a lot of damp food last week. Above is the lemon curd, which I am very proud of because a) it used up the lemons
b) it came out well (and like the shop bought stuff)
c) it was ridiculously easy

Lemon Curd:
3 eggs
1/3 cup of lemon juice (2-3 lemons)
3/4 cup sugar
50 g unsalted butter

1. Stir lemon juice, eggs and sugar over a bain marie.
2. After around ten minutes it gets thick.
3. Pour through a sieve and then whisk in butter.
4. Cover and cool.

The cake, the cake... I made a cake because I felt like it (mother's day at the time). The recipe for the cake was from Good Food and it was really tough! Looking at the photo they have, I think it's supposed to be. Don't know why they've rated it so highly. I stuffed it with pear and whipped cream. I covered it in a mixture of whipped cream and ready made custard just for a bit of a change. Yes I know it's sloppy, but since I realised the cake itself wasn't going to amaze me, I got lazy with the decoration.

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