Tag: Lemon

Elderflower Curd

Elderflower Curd

The sweet floral scent of elderflowers are currently flooding The Delectable Garden. Unfortunately it won’t be long before the flowers drop and berries start to grow. So I’m making the most of this brief period of summer by turning the heavenly scented flowers into delicious 

Rosemary and Lemon Botanical Gin

Rosemary and Lemon Botanical Gin

I celebrated the arrival of sun this week with Rosemary and Lemon Botanical Gin, barbecues and wine. Rosemary and Lemon Botanical Gin is an elegant and refreshing drink, perfect for sunny evenings in the garden. Bert seeking the shade It’s been quite a busy and 

Lemon and Thyme Curd

Lemon and Thyme Curd

Lemon and Thyme Curd- a homemade jar of sunshine and happiness.

Thyme adds a floral hint to this creamy, tangy, Lemon and Thyme Curd. Ready in less than 30 minutes using only 5 ingredients you’ll find in your cupboards, you’ll never want to buy lemon curd again!

Lemon and Thyme Curd

I’ve only ever made lemon curd once before in food tech at school. I remember it being harder and more of a faff so I’ve never tried to make it again until this week, after a random craving I had. I wanted to add thyme because lemon and thyme are magical together. Refreshing and uplifting, you can’t help but succumb to the happiness.

 

Lemon and Thyme CurdLemon and Thyme cupcakes with a dollop of Lemon and Thyme Curd baked into the centre.

Use this curd to brighten up anything, pies, tarts, cakes, scones or enjoyed simply on toast. My Nana used to make the best lemon curd tarts at Christmas and I can’t wait to make my own with this curd.

Lemon and Thyme Curd

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Makes approximately 250g

Ingredients

Juice and zest of two lemons
1 tsp Fresh Thyme leaves
50g Unsalted butter, cubed
100g Golden caster sugar
2 Large free range eggs, beaten

Method

1. Heat the lemon juice, zest, sugar, butter and thyme in a Bain-Marie. Stir frequently until the butter has melted.

2. Now whisk the eggs into the lemon mixture. Continue to whisk lightly until the mixture has thickened to the consistency of custard, approximately 10 minutes.

3. Strain the curd through a fine sieve into a jug then pour into a sterilised jar.

Keep in the fridge for up to two weeks, if it lasts that long. Every time I go into the fridge I’m armed with a spoon!

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Tabbouleh with Feta Cheese and Roast Almonds

Tabbouleh with Feta Cheese and Roast Almonds

Tabbouli, Tabouli, Tabbouleh, whichever way you spell it is a hearty Mediterranean salad packed with fresh ingredients and bursting with flavour. This is my take on the traditional tabbouleh. Feta cheese and Roast Almond Flakes really pimp up this salad by adding a creamy flavour 

Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes

Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes

There is nothing more delicious than baking with fresh homegrown produce that are in season. These Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes are light, fluffy and sweet, with a little tang from the lemon and fresh blueberries. I will get round to doing a post about my 

Creamy Lemon and Herb Overnight Oats

Creamy Lemon and Herb Overnight Oats

These invigorating Lemon and Herb Overnight Oats will definitely perk up your mornings.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Not because it provides us with energy and essential nutrients we need, but because of Breakfast Club! It’s an event that I look forward to the most each month. I’m not going to go into too much detail just yet, but I will say it’s the best way to stay connected to the ones you love but maybe don’t get to see too often. The date of the next Breakfast Club has been set and it’s at our house so keep an eye out in early September when I post about it, I will introduce you to the conception, club members and recipe ideas.

Breakfast club makes me look for interesting and new recipes. I know overnight oats are not new or different however these are divine, the addition of aromatic herbs transforms the creamy lemon oats into a decadent breakfast.

Creamy Lemon and Herb Overnight Oats

Ingredients

50g Rolled oats
1tsp Honey
1/4tsp Vanilla extract
100g Fat free Greek yogurt
100ml Semi skimmed milk
1tsp Lemon juice
Half lemon zest
40g Raspberries, chopped in half

Select one herb:
3 Sprigs of lemon thyme
1tsp Lemon verbena
6 Basil leaves

Method

Step one: Measure all the ingredients into a Kilner jar, finely chop the herb of your choice and add to the mixture. Give it a good stir and pop in the fridge overnight. Enjoy in the morning with a cuppa, it’s that simple. This recipe serves one person.

Overnight oats are perfect to take to work with you, especially if you’re always in a rush in the mornings and tend to skip breakfast!

Let me know how what you think by adding a comment below. If you try different herbs or fruits I’d like to hear about it.

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