Thursday, July 23, 2009

How to make three girls really happy

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.

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.

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

4. Make some crepe batter.

5. Cook crepes.

6. Whip up some fresh whipped cream.

7. Fold lemon curd into freshly whipped cream.

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

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.


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.

post signature


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!!!!