Hello all on this beautiful autumn morning!
I’ll make this one short and sweet. Just installed a standing desk and I’ve looking at options for my restless legs. Sitting kills. Got it. But standing for long stretches at a time doesn’t sound wonderful either. Should I merely settle for standing or use a balance board of sorts? Too many questions, too little time, and my legs hurt unless I move about often. Typing is difficult whilst thinking about one’s very restless legs. I’ll sort it out by next week, I hope.
Onto the recipe.
This week we made a lemon flavoured sandwich cookie charmingly titled Lemon Jammies. This was an easy cookie to both make and assemble. I didn’t have much time for cooking, so, instead of making the lemon buttercream as per the recipe, I made one of Rose’s lemon curd recipes from the Baking Bible. I also chose to quarter the recipe. I won’t be seeing my in-laws this week so it’s just the two of us and these cookies. After last week’s indulgent cake I felt we needed to give our sweet palates a little break. Just a little one.
Rose’s curd didn’t require cooking on a double boiler. I did use a double boiler method anyway…just a habit. But it’s great knowing that one could get away making lemon curd the easy way (and sanctioned by Rose!).
The curd was delicious, tangy and lemony. Rose’s curd includes the lemon zest as the final step. It’s brilliant. I microplaned the zest so it’s virtually undetectable in your mouth.
The dough came about easily and was a perfect partner for the curd. My cookies turned out crispy but on the soft side. Does that make any sense? Anyhow, I fed them to my husband and he loved them. I’ve been enjoying one with my afternoon coffee. I feel civilised when I have a little treat with my coffee. Lemon jammies and coffee, nice pairing.
My legs are moving me away from the laptop. It’s almost involuntary. Hope you are having a good and safe weekend wherever you are. Hasta la próxima!