31 Mar 2012

today's breakfast

It is already the end of the month. It's been a fairly busy, but I have got to say I have been enjoying it. Unlike last year, there are no days off, however this has made me become more productive. I look forward to what has become a pancake weekend. Each batch makes around nine pancakes and it is enough for a party of three. A sliced banana and some syrup too. Today was a combination of golden syrup and a knob of butter.

6 Mar 2012

goodbye summer

The summer once gone, becomes something to remember. I have always welcomed March wholeheartedly. The cooler climate, crinkled brown leaves and a month of consecutive birthdays. Scones with lemon curd* are a must too! Think of it as an ode to the summer days.

*Making lemon curd is like making a custard (without the milk and starches) in a double boiler. I have reduced the sugar down to 100g and used 100ml of lemon and lime juice. The result is just the way I like it, tangy and tart. Serve with lightly sweetened whipped cream to balance out flavours.