Friday, May 29, 2009
Although I have had my blog up and running for a year, I really have only started to focus on it with a gusto over the past few months. I am only now getting around to participating my very first blogging event - the Sweet and Simple Bakes Monthly Bake event, which this month is Lemon Curd Cupcakes. I was already in a very lemony mood today anyway and I had a jar of Duchy Originals lemon curd in my fridge just begging to be used up. This recipe seemed just the thing.
I followed the recipe exactly, with one minor exception. I had some sparkly yellow sanding sugar lying around and I thought it would be the perfect compliment to these cupcakes. I might have overdone the sugaring process a just a bit, but they sure looked like beautiful glittering gems when I was finished. The cupcakes were soft and fluffy, with a rich gooey lemon curd filling. Next time I might pump up the lemon flavor even more and add a drop of lemon extract or juice to the batter itself, and possibly some lemon rind too. Overall though, they turned out very nice. Perfect with a cup of tea.
at 3:32 PM Posted by Heatherfeather