May 24, 2013
I've been on a bit of a dessert binge lately - I keep telling myself that I burn more calories in the cold, and so am allowed to consume more. I know it doesn't quite work that way, but it helps me sleep at night. So when I saw these adorable individual lemon meringues in jars I just couldn't help myself.
It's incredibly simple. Just layer some crumbled cake in a jar - I just had some leftover from some experimental baking I did - with lemon curd. For added moisture, I drizzled the cake with leftover limoncello syrup I had from the Lemon Tiramisu, and then topped everything with a meringue, which is simply egg whites and sugar beaten to glossy stiff peaks.
Then when it was time to serve, I just took a blowtorch to the top, which I must admit was the bit that was the most fun. These little pots of tangy sugary goodness just help me cling desperately to spring and summer like the jilted mistress of a billionaire tycoon.
And really. I can't get over how cute these jars are!! It's the perfect start to the weekend. Makes me wonder what else I can pack into jar form...
May 22, 2013
It's that time of the week again - when you want something delicious, but you don't want to go through the hassle and production of spending the whole evening in the kitchen preparing dinner.
And let's face it - everyone wouldn't mind something new for their meals. Cooking in big batches gets rid of the need to be cooking all the time, but (I don't know about you) I tend to have a short attention span when it comes to my meals, and after the second meal of the same thing I'm off looking for other things to feed myself with.
May 17, 2013
I've still got some Anatoth lemon curd that was sent to me by Beyond the Square - thank you Carrie! I think fruit curds are a fabulous way to recapture that sensation of summer, and the tart lemon curd just brings a spot of brightness to my day.