4/23/10

Pink Tulips and Pale Yellow Daffodills

 
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We were delighted to find these beautiful tulips and daffodils blooming along the road. I actually couldn't remember where they came from at first and then finally remembered that Margaret had given us the bulbs last fall. I'm not sure, however, who planted them, but I am sure it wasn't me. I can remember some things still. Hunter took the gorgeous pictures yesterday.

4/10/10

4/2/10

Easter Treat

This is a recipe that I tried which you serve in an egg shell. It's very tasty. Don't let the egg shell gross you out. Okay, it's lemon curd served in a shell made of white chocolate. I made it for April Fool's Day. I also made a sunny side up egg on toast by piping white icing on a slice of pound cake and then piping lemon curd on top for the yolk.
 Lemon Curd Recipe (from the Bosch store)
1/2 c. sugar, 2 T. cornstarch, pinch of salt, 3/4 c. cold water, 3 large egg yolks, 1 1/2 t. lemon zest and 1/4 c. lemon juice, 1 T. butter.
Directions: Mix together the sugar, cornstarch, salt, and water in a sauce pan over medium heat whisking until the mixture thickens and comes to a simmer. Whisk in one egg yolk at a time, then whisk in lemon zest and juice, and finally the butter. Cook for one minute, whisking constantly. Cool.
I put the lemon curd in a zip top baggy and cut a hole in the corner to pipe it out. The shells were made by dipping water balloons which I blew up (keeping them kind of small) in melted white chocolate. I hung them from a skewer overnight to dry.
I found these ideas on the Today Show. Click the title of this post to go to the Today Show video. The ideas are from What's New, Cupcake?  by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. They also authored a previous book, Hello, Cupcake!

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