Thursday, July 23, 2009

How to make three girls really happy


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1. Find 3 girls sharing one full-size bed, tired from staying up WAY too late. Embarrass them by taking their picture minutes after they have woken up. Proceed to kitchen.

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2. Grab some lemons. This freak-of-nature was hanging on the underside of my tree. It's like a set of conjoined twins. Afraid to cut it open, I choose some more normal looking lemons.

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3. Whip up some homemade lemon curd (recipe follows). Or, be smart and have a jar in your pantry.

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4. Make some crepe batter.

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5. Cook crepes.

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6. Whip up some fresh whipped cream.

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7. Fold lemon curd into freshly whipped cream.

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8. Fill crepes with whipped cream/lemon curd mixture. Top with a little more whipped cream.

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9. Call girls into kitchen and place crepes in front of them. Make them really happy.


Lemon Curd

5 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
3 lemons, zested and juiced
1 stick butter, cut into pats and chilled

Add enough water to a medium saucepan to come about 1-inch up the side. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.

Meanwhile, combine egg yolks and sugar in a medium size metal bowl and whisk until smooth, about 1 minute. Measure citrus juice and if needed, add enough cold water to reach 1/3 cup. Add juice and zest to egg mixture and whisk smooth.

Once water reaches a simmer, reduce heat to low and place bowl on top of saucepan. (Bowl should be large enough to fit on top of saucepan without touching the water.) Whisk until thickened, approximately 8 minutes, or until mixture is light yellow and coats the back of a spoon.

Remove promptly from heat and stir in butter a piece at a time, allowing each addition to melt before adding the next. Remove to a clean container and cover by laying a layer of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the curd. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Crepes

1 1/3 c. milk
1 c. flour
3 eggs
3 T. butter, melted
1 T. sugar
¼ t. salt

Combine all ingredients in blender until smooth. Cover batter and chill at least 15 minutes and up to one day.

Spray skillet with non-stick spray. Pour 3 Tbsp. batter into pan and swirl to coat bottom. When starting to brown, turn over and finish cooking. Fill with desired filling.

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2 comments:

Hopefull said...

you are super mom! Thanks for the great recipe. I have never seen anything like it. I have a huge lemon tree and have been in need of a new lemon recipe :)

Deidre Johnson said...

You are so cute :) I love these recipes! I do hope one day to have lemon trees and tomato plants, etc. So much fun!!!!