Soooo it has been far too long since I posted food photos, and since I recently made two wonderful creations I thought I would share.
I tried two new recipes this week… first I started with a Lemon Curd recipe. Check out the link for some great photos and the recipe… Boy oh Boy is this stuff wooonderful. Seriously, they were not kidding when they warned you that you will end up eating it with a spoon directly out of the jar. I did this several times before I ended up placing it in the fridge to chill. If you like real lemon flavor, and have never tried it before you should. It really is not hard, and does not require any complicated ingredients. I did not use Meyers Lemons (that I know of) and it still turned out lovely.
Now that I had a jar of Lemon Curd, I had to find something to do with it. With a quick search of “Lemon Curd” over at my favorite baking site, King Arthur, I came upon Braided Lemon Bread.
Some close ups, because I can. I LOVE how this dough turned out, it just mixed up really well this time for some reason. And for a sweet bread it was light but had great flavor. I think I am going to try this same dough for cinnamon buns and see how it turns out.
This bread has got to be one of the better breads I have made, hands down the prettiest, it is not often that a bread tastes as good as it looks. I will be making this bread again, even though I ate almost an entire loaf myself. In fact I will be making it tomorrow to bring to my family, kinda breaking tradition but I don’t think they will mind. To go along with it I am also making Mac n Cheese from scratch, and most likely pumpkin whoopie pies… And for the other half of the family’s celebration on Friday I will also be making Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake and another batch of Mac N Cheese. Lots to cook tomorrow so I better try and get to sleep.
What are your thanksgiving traditions? Are you cooking anything?
Have a wonderful thanksgiving all