I started the scarf on my birthday last February, so I only have a month to go. By the time one reaches their fifties you would think they wouldn't be too anxious to see another birthday roll around. Not so in my case. The big day can't come soon enough. The weather we have had lately hasn't helped. Here's a sample.
|All this grey garter stitch should explain why I have been on a Fair Isle binge|
Saturday morning, in the midst of all this greyness, I was reading some of my favourite blogs. Both Hail Britannia and Dovegreyreader (you will have to scroll down to the January 5 post) had bright, beautiful pictures of the lemon curd they had just made. I love lemon curd, but had never considered making it myself. But it just so happened that I had some Meyer lemons that needed to be used. I decided that if Mother Nature wasn't going to produce any sunshine, I would make my own.
Google produced lots of recipes. I used this one, paying close attention to what the reviewers said about the eggs. The ingredients are minimal - lemons, eggs, butter and sugar. I loved watching the colour change as it thickened.
Saturday night I made a lemon mousse. But that wasn't really what I had in mind when I made this lemon curd. It was destined for the scones I made yesterday.
|Just looking at this brightens my day!|
To me lemon curd seems about as British as you can get, which made it the perfect accompaniment to the premiere of season 3 of this.
Yes, I am one of those. A diehard fan. In my defence I would just like to say I was hooked on the show long before it became all the rage on this side of the pond. Delicious lemon curd and a whole season of Downton Abbey ahead. Something bright to focus on during the darkest days of winter.