17 Jan 2012

Summer days, ask for citrus


With the heat I left aside complicated  dishes, which moreover are not my thing. I love easy meals, simple and tasty.




It's time to go outside and enjoy the weather. Chatting with friends or taking walks and it´s time to drink some refreshment and cooking light meals, as well




And to these days nothing more refreshing than a lemonade and citrus-based desserts.


I always have a wildcard in the refrigerator that inspires me to make the most delicious and refreshing dessert. Lemon curd.




With it you can let loose the imagination and do something like this.


Press in papaya wafers , topping with lemon curd, fresh fruits, whipped cream and chocolate chips. 


It is very useful to have at home some lemon curd, and remember it can always be stored for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.








                                                       Lemon curd

Ingredients




  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar refined
  • 3  washed lemons (juice and zest)
  • 100g butter









    Method :
    • Mix the egg yolks with the sugar.Beat well until pale and add lemon  juice and zest .
    • Meanwhile put water to boil in large saucepan.
    • Take the egg mixture to cook in a double boiler, stirring constantly until thickened, and adhere the spoon. Remove from heat and add the butter into pieces and stir until melted, repeat until all the butter finish.
    • Place cold  in a glass pot and cover with film. Refrigerate and use when needed. 

    9 comments:

    Bev Weidner (Bev Cooks) said...

    Absolutely gorgeous! I hope you're having a wonderful summer!

    bellini said...

    Gorgeous photos. You have me dreaming of summer days.

    Recetario Spanglish para mis hijos said...

    Lovely post and a wonderful dessert! Saludos,

    Sory Escudero said...

    No sabes la envidia que me dan estas magníficas imágenes...aquí estamos a bajo cero y llevo días sumida en la niebla , menos mal que tu post de hoy es como un rayo de luz.
    Besos

    Madelief said...

    Hi Sylvia,

    It's always a joy to look at your photographs; the sun, the beautiful dishes you show us.
    Lemon curd is one of my favourites. I enjoy it in a pie or the way you serve it in a dessert.

    The lemonade looks delicious!

    Enjoy your day & the sun!

    Madelief x

    Paco Garcia said...

    MUY BONITO Y EXCELENTE PINTA!!!

    Helene said...

    I wished it was summer here. Gorgeous pictures!

    Naomi said...

    Oh, these photos make me want summer so much right now!!

    C said...

    You take such gorgeous pictures... Felicitaciones! Love the ideas :)