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Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

We have been having an interesting time on our end.

Last week, exactly one week ago today, we were making our weekly Wegmans run (as we do), it was pouring rain, and as per usual, despite the weather, I insisted on wearing flip flops. This turned out to be a terrible choice. I slipped and did not immediately realize that I had whacked the back of my head on our stairs, and landed myself with a concussion. I, therefore, have been pretty limited in what the doctors have allowed me to do, and it has been super frustrating as there are so many fruits that are coming into season right now that I have wanted to be baking with.

For the first few days I was completely lethargic (still am quite tired), but we had a date with Neil Gaiman. Neil is my favorite author. I have a deep love for the Song of Ice and Fire series, but Neil wins for me. American Gods, Anansi Boys, Good Omens, Stardust, you name it. Josh and I had purchased tickets to go see him in Northern Virginia months earlier, and despite how I was feeling I was determined that we go. It was at Wolftrap which I am not sure if any of you have been there but it is a beautiful venue and it is partially outdoors.

We had an amazing time but when we got home, I was absolutely exhausted. This resulted in my laying on the couch and watching episodes of the great British bake off on Netflix. Everyone was using different curds in their desserts, and as lemon is in right now, I thought it would be time for lemon curd.

Ingredients
100 grams of butter
220 grams of sugar
5 lemons – zest and juices from all five.
3 whole eggs
2 egg yokes
Steps
Mix your sugar, butter, lemon juice, and zest in a bowl.
Heat a pot of water and place your bowl on top of the pot of boiling water. Whisk until everything is properly mixed together on high heat.
In a separate bowl whisk together your eggs and yokes.
Lower your heat to medium, and slowly add your egg mixture to your bowl all the while mixing.
Once all the egg mix has been added, whisk until the mixture is thick (15-20 minutes).
I sieved my curd at the end, this way when you jar it, it is entirely smooth with none of the lemon zest.
Jar it, and store in the fridge!
Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

Lately, I have been trying to eat more healthful. Cutting out a lot of carbs and cutting down on sugar. It is in these moments that I have the biggest sweet tooth. This leads me to desperately search online for a recipe that will satisfy the craving without being too damaging in calories. I also would like to be able to use ingredients that I already have in the house. This is how the peanut butter cookies were made.

The original recipe yields 24 cookies. I cut the recipe in half and made a dozen. I will provide the recipe for 12 cookies, if you wish for the original 24, simply double it.

Peanut Butter Cookies

June 14, 2017
: 12 cookies
: 5 min
: 15 min
: 20 min

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup all natural peanut butter (I used organic all natural peanut butter from Wegmans)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 small egg (if you make 24 cookies- use 1 large egg)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 mixmaster
Directions
  • Step 1 Put all of the ingredients into the mixmaster. Turn the mixmaster to low and run until all ingredients are well mixed together
  • Step 2 The next step is your choice- you can either grease a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper. Parchment paper is likely the easier, however, I did not have any so a greased up cookie sheet was my solution. Place the dough onto the sheet in small balls and then flatten with a fork to get the desired pattern for the cookies.
  • Step 3 Set your oven to 350F and allow it to preheat. The original recipe said that the cookies should bake for 10-12 minutes and or until the edges of the cookies were golden. It may have been the peanut butter that I used but my cookies required 17-20 minutes to cook. You will want to take the cookies out of the oven prior to them being completely baked and allow them to cool and finishing baking on the counter. Once they have cooled a bit, you can transfer them to a cookie rack.
  • Step 4 The final product is delicious and it is incredibly easy to make.
  • Step 5 ​Enjoy!