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A floral surprise

I work with the loveliest bunch of people, it's mostly men I would say the average age is 30 and we have about 7 ladies. I regularly take muffins and cakes etc. in for us to have with our cuppas and it is always appreciated. This week one of the boys said they hadn't had rocky road for a while and would I be making some. One of the other boys then asked if for his birthday he could commission some lemon curd tarts so I said leave it with me.
I called at the supermarket on the way home, bought all the ingredients and made some lemon curd. It was the first time I'd ever made it and it's gorgeous. So the next day I took a whole load of rocky road, some lemon curd glazed muffins and a small pot of lemon curd for a verdict. Everything went down a storm and to say thanks I was sent these flowers.


I was really surprised, I do these things because I like to, but also because I genuinely like all off my colleagues. I love the flowers and am very touched by their gesture.

For anybody who wants to have a go (it really is easy) the lemon curd recipe is:

4 lemons, the zest and juice only
4 eggs
330g sugar
220g butter
1 dessert spoon cornflour
  1. Whisk the eggs and put into a saucepan.
  2. Whisk in the lemon zest, juice, butter, cornflour and sugar.
  3. Keep whisking over a medium heat until all the ingredients have melted and begin to thicken.
  4. Lower the heat and whisk for a further minute.
  5. Pour into sterilised jars and leave to cool.

Comments

Crafty Dawn said…
Oh I have made this before and it is indeed yummy (I didn't use the cornflour though) think I may do next time as it was a little runny Home made is defo the best!

Ant the FLOWERS ARE just DELISH!!

Love Dawn xx

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