Honey Sweetened Lemon Curd

Saturday, February 28, 2015

I regularly make this curd as a cake filling or just on its own. I slathered it on a sponge cake last week and it was a definite hit!

You can make this recipe dairy free by substituting ghee for the butter. This curd was just as delicious when I used ghee instead.
lemon curd with honey

Lemon Curd

3 large eggs
1/3 cup honey
Grated zest of 1 lemon
1/3 cup strained lemon juice
6 tablespoons butter or ghee
Pinch of salt 

Whisk together eggs, honey and lemon zest in a medium saucepan. Then add lemon juice, butter (or ghee) and salt. Cook over a medium-low heat until the butter is melted and mixture is thickened. Strain. Let cool and refrigerate to thicken.

This recipe easily doubles if more is needed!
 lemon curd with honey

Tea of the Month: Rose Congu

Thursday, February 12, 2015

After the long, grey day of winter it is with sweet rejoice that February has dawned. This month's tea being the stirrings of the "seasons of romance"! As one claws oneself out of the cold depths of winter this tea prepares the drinker to usher in the quintessential of elements of romance.

This flirty blend of black tea and delicate rose petals produce a highly scented, but robust flavoured tea. This charming blend of rose congu tea is ideal for your Valentine. 


Valentine's Day Cake Ideas: Buttercream Roses

Saturday, February 7, 2015

I've recently been honing my skills at piping, specifically with buttercream. As Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, I thought it would be a great excuse to test out piping some roses.

I used a Wilton 104 tip for these roses and was quite pleased with how they turned out. I am slowly learning the various techniques and find it quite a relaxing hobby.

buttercream roses valentine's day
buttercream roses valentine's day
buttercream roses valentine's day

Cherry Bundt Cake

Monday, February 2, 2015

After happily stumbling upon the TV show "The Great British Bakeoff," I was left feeling inspired to recreate one of Mary Berry's recipes. I had just recently inherited a well-loved bundt pan from my grandma, so the timing couldn't have been more perfect to try out this recipe.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, this cake could prove the key to ensnaring a secret admirer. I have found all too often that food is truly the way to a man's heart.



cherry bundt cake
cherry bundt cake
cherry bundt cake
cherry bundt cake

Recipe:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/marys_cherry_cake_17869