Jam Drops Biscuits

Jam Drops is one of the classic recipes which deserves a comeback!  They are also known as ‘thumbprint’ biscuits, because once a teaspoonful of dough is rolled into a ball, you used a thumb to create an indent in the middle of the ball.  This hole is filled with jam.  Often raspberry jam is used. …

Lemon Butter, Almond and Blueberry Cake

This is a lovely moist almond sponge cake that has a layer of tangy lemon butter and plumb blueberries. Perfect to enjoy with a nice cuppa! 140g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature 140g caster sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 140g self-raising flour 140g almond meal 1 jar lemon butter (even better if…

Homemade Lemon Butter (Lemon Curd)

Homemade Lemon Butter is simply divine!  The colour is much more vibrant, more deeper yellow.  The flavour has more lemony zing to it and it has a lovely firm velvety custard-like texture.  The commercially produced Lemon Butter just doesn’t compare – often it is slightly runny and pale in colour and on the sweet side. …

Lemon Curd Almond Slice (or Lemon Butter Almond Slice)

Last week I tried the Lemon Curd Crumble Slice.  It was a hit with my colleagues but I wasn’t too sure of the recipe.  I found this recipe and I am happier with the results! It has a lovely firm base, filled with tangy lemon curd and topped with some crumble and flaked almonds. Lemon…

Lemon Curd Crumble Slice

A colleague made some delicious homemade lime butter from the limes I have her.  So, I made this lemon curd slice using the lime butter instead.  Delicious and tangy!  The shortbread base is firm topped with gooey curd and crunchy crumble. Base: 1 2/3 cups (250g) plain flour 1/2 cup (75g) icing sugar 180g unsalted…