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What do you do with leftover lemon curd? Make lemon curd butterfly cupcakes!

In my previous post I blogged about making lemon curd macarons. The recipe I used to make the lemon curd was exactly the same one I used to make a lemon tart a little while ago. The recipe makes about 1½ cups of lemon curd but I only needed about half of that amount to fill the macarons. What on Earth was I going to do with the other half? Make lemon curd butterfly cupcakes, of course! Read more…

My love affair with French macarons

I love macarons. Ever since my partner brought home some Laduree macarons for me from Paris in 2008, I have been obsessed! When I started becoming a little more serious about my baking last year, I decided that I would try more challenging recipes, and from what I had read, French macarons do require some technical skill being the hardest type of macaron to make (more difficult than the Italian and Swiss meringue). For a little while, I was apprehensive about giving macarons a crack, until Cath Chen from Confessions of a Glutton blogged about making Raspberry Tea & Honey macarons. After reading her post, I was inspired to have a go. Read more…

Must make lemon tart

About two weeks ago, I went to a wonderful Italian restaurant in Adelaide, called Chianti, for my partner’s mother’s birthday. For dessert, my partner and I decided it would be a good idea to share a dessert considering we had eaten a copious amount of food.  We agreed upon a lemon tart that had a chocolate base and it was so fabulously delicious that I thought to myself “I must make this tart!”. Read more…

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