How the hoop is January already almost over!!?? This is my first post of 2017, so it would of course be v rude not to say Happy New Year to you all, I hope everyone had a fab Christmas and New year, and are having a very happy and motivational start to 2017.
I really do have mixed feelings towards January. I always find letting go of the Christmas festivities (and eating chocolate for breakfast) really difficult to suddenly stop, and I honestly do miss Christmas SOO much now it’s over. But January is my Birthday month, so of course I love it for that.
I went to see La La Land last night and OHMYGAARRD I flippin loved it!! If anything could make January feel good it’s that film. I’m for sure going to download the soundtrack! I honestly feel really inspired by it, I don’t even know what I’m inspired to do, it just made me feel so happy, and generally excited for what’s to come. Plus the styling was BEAUTIFUL!! Literally want to be Emma Stone, and I’ve got my eyes pealed for yellow dresses.
For now, the only yellow in my life is this gorgeous shade of lemon curd. I luurve lemon curd, and yes it’s not great for a detoxing January diet, buuut I’m not on one of those so who the flip cares. I used most of this curd to fill my Birthday cake that I made this weekend. Yes I made my own Birthday cake, but it’s a good excuse to make something a bit more extravagant. My mum also used this lovely lemony curd in a trifle, which was rather delicious indeed.
This is how you make it…
You will need:
– Juice of 3 lemons (110ml)
– Zest of 1 Lemon
– 5 Egg yolks & 2 whole eggs
– 110g Caster sugar
– 60g Cold butter
– Place the lemon zest, juice, eggs, and sugar into a bowl, over a low simmering pan of water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the hot water. Lightly whisk together for about 5 minutes or until the mixture thickens, then take it off the heat.The curd will look quite lumpy but don’t worry, this will smooth out in the next two steps. Mix in the cold butter till combines then pass the curd through a sieve to get rid of the zesty lumps.
– Leave to cool and place in a jar. That’s it!! It’s ridiculously easy and it tastes so much nicer than shop bought.
I’m very excited to continue my blog throughout 2017, and I’m looking forward to testing new recipes and ideas along the way. Thank you if you read my posts last year, this has been a lot of fun so far and I hope you continue to stop by here.