Showing posts with label lemons. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lemons. Show all posts

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Easy Lemon Butter & Vanilla Cupcakes

Cooking:


A few weeks ago we had a massive weekend gardening - which i mixed up with some baking just to keep the energy levels up (sound like a good excuse to me anyway) – the baking part was far more fun as it involved eating!

First off vanilla cupcakes with butter cream icing – they were so good – and doing all that gardening just made the justification for eating them that little bit easier :)


I also had a glut of lemons – courtesy of me not being able to walk past bags of lemons for 99c at my local grocers....don't they just look so pretty in a bowl?


So I thought I might dig out a great recipe for lemon butter that Em gave me a few years back……sorry I don’t know where the recipe has originated from, but Em said she was given it by a local girl near her - so thank you!

It's just delicious and super easy. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Lemon Butter

Ingredients:
4 egg yolks
2/3 cup caster sugar
60grams butter
2 teaspoons lemon zest
100mls lemon juice

Steps:
1. Whisk egg yolks and sugar until smooth (not frothy).

2. Place all other ingredients into a heavy saucepan and add egg and sugar.

3. Stir constantly on a med/high on stove for 5 minutes and then remove. The mixture will still be thin, but it will set once it cools.

4. Cool and bottle.

Note: I find I double the recipe when I make this and it gives me 2 nice full jars (as in the photo below), I also add slightly more lemon zest as I enjoy the texture.



Note: Last photo by Nat again (thank you).

Caity x