Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Lemons ...

Did anyone ever tell you that when life gives you lemons you make lemonade?  Well it is cold here (coldest July day in 8 years yesterday!) and lemonade doesn't really make sense in the cold.  So we made 'Lemon Diva' cupcakes with lemon frosting AND two jars of lemon butter!

It is school holidays here and this morning I told the kids they could bake IF they could agree on something to make using the ingredients we had in the cupboard.  Who would have thought that it would take them almost half an hour to come to an agreement!  But they did eventually without any fights or tantrums ... well almost.  They are HUGE fans of Masterchef and we have Julie Goodwin's cookbook on our kitchen shelf. So they decided to make her famous 'Lemon Dive' cupcakes.  If you click on the link you will find another link on that page to the recipe.

The Thinker cast himself as head chef and lead the way by reading the recipe.  The Extrovert became the foot soldier and thoroughly enjoyed being the center of the kitchen.  Meanwhile The Princess kept popping up demanding another job!  She was very excited as this was the first time we have had a chance to use the silicone cups she got for Christmas.  But they made the cupcakes without too many hiccups and they were delish!  We had so much juice left over that we decided to also make lemon butter.  20min later I am not so sure that they still thought it was a good idea!  Non-stop whisking for 20min is heard work.  I think I shall try some on toast for breakfast in the morning.  We also used the lemon butter recipe from Julie's book as I have never made it before.
The best part of this time of year are the lemons!


1 comment:

  1. What a good way to use up the lemons..have never tried lemon butter before!
    Congrats on the win, by the way!
    Alison xx


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