What could be better than having the oven on for a day’s baking session when the temperature outside is -2? I made 24 lovely little lemon and poppyseed cupcakes – froze 12 of them (without any icing on) to use some other time. I’m feeling a bit cakied off since Christmas. I also made a jar of lemon curd which came in useful…
I used an apple corer to remove a little core of the cupcake and squeeze in a nice dollop of lemon curd. Ooh la la!
The icing was a blend of buttercream with mascarpone, teeny tiny shreds of lemon zest (organic, unwaxed) and topped off with a sprinkle of poppy seeds.
The cake box came from the 99p shop or Dealz… one of those brilliant bargain shops … and it dressed the cakes up a treat.
The lemon curd did make for a bowl of egg whites…. I think that calls for a batch of macarons. I bought some freeze dried blackcurrant powder that I’ve been dying to try in a white chocolate ganache.
I shall return with the results and let you see how they went.
Wrap up warm and keep out of the cold as best you can.