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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Little pot of sunshine


At last, I am feeling better. It has taken a while and I haven't had much appetite. Yesterday I decided that the only thing I wanted to eat was lemon curd spread on thinly sliced white bread. I couldn't get it out of my head, and so I decided that I'd better make some, as strange food was better than no food at all. 
It was surprisingly easy, the ingredients are just lemons, butter, sugar, and eggs, all stirred up together, perfect for building up a body. And what a beautiful colour! Just what is needed, although we have had a sunny day here today.


It lifted my spirits in so many ways, and the smell was just delicious. I have made two pots of this, and a bowl full, too, which I'll probably put inside a cake. 
It's nice to be back :)

19 comments:

  1. Your lemon curd sounds wonderful . . . I can just imagine how lovely it smells. Love that wooden rabbit and both of your very cool Easter eggs designs. You're a very talented girl :)
    I'm a loyal follower but I don't always leave a comment. Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  2. Gorgeous lemony yellow sunshine!

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  3. Just looking at your photos makes me feel cheerful!

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    1. Ah, thank you! Welcome to my blog :)

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  4. Sorry to hear that you have been under the weather. Sounds like you have found exactly the right thing to perk up your appetite! Lizzie

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  5. Glad you are feeling better. Mmm, lemon curd - yummy!

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  6. Glad you're feeling so much better, we to have the lurgy here. You're pics are so bright and sunny :)

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  7. Oh you've certainly whetted my appetite.Love it but never made it but....there's always a first time. So pleased you're feeling better now. xx

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  8. Looks yummy, I used to love lemons curd tarts! Glad you've got a little more energy! :) x

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  9. Thanks all. That's what comes of reading cookery books when you are laying on the sofa (I found Nigel Slater's Kitchen Diaries II in my local library and he always writes mouthwatering descriptions of everything).

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  10. Lemon Curd is a complete delight - I want to make some now!
    Claire

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  11. Glad you are feeling better - expect the sunshine helped too. I was given that book by a friend for Christmas but haven't really looked at it yet. I loved his first volume and we always make his Christmas cake because its so good. He always makes his recipes look wonderful on tv too. Karen x

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    1. He does. The only thing is that sometimes he makes something sound so good, that it is a bit of an anti-climax when you actually bite into it. In fact, I used my mum's recipe for lemon curd. His description inspired me, but hers is quite a bit cheaper!

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  12. Dear Streetcomber
    Lemon curd...mmm! Lemon curd and buttercream in a sponge... mmm, mmm! I think I may need to make some lemon curd at the weekend now!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  13. Hello
    Sorry to read you have not been well,glad you are on the mend now
    I must admit I have never made lemon curd but it is on my list to have ago, thank you for your inspiration
    Thea x

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  14. Lovely, zingy colours! Sorry you've not been well, hope you're on the road to recovery now.

    Love Claire xxx

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  15. I've never made lemon curd either but I do have a recipe and keep meaning to! There is something about yellow that makes you smile, its a colour that brings instant sunshine isnt it?

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    1. It is. I don't have yellow anywhere in the house, but this year, I've been really drawn to daffodils and yellow flowers, perhaps to alleviate the gloom of the days!

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