Sunday, February 21, 2016

When Life Gives You Lemons.....

.................make lemon bread and lemon curd (butter)!  Yes, it's lemon season again or at least my little tree thinks it is.  I'm always on the hunt for new lemon recipe and when I spied the 'pain de citron' (French for lemon bread) recipe in the Paper Crafts book that I purchasedat HM Ben Franklin Crafts, I knew I had to try it.  Instead of one large loaf, I made two small loaves that I baked in silicon baking loaf pans.  The minor changes I made to the recipe was replacing regular flour with white whole wheat flour (King Arthur) and using coconut oil instead of vegetable oil.  I think these ingredients make the bread a little healthier.
The Paper Crafts book showed how to dress up baked goods for gift giving.  I used Penny Black stamped images to decorate my lemon bread and lemon curd (Martha Stewart recipe). These little touches make simple home cooked gifts even more special. Oh, the bread loaf was bigger but I couldn't resist eating some and then I remembered that I needed to take a photo. LOL!  The bread was dense and flavorful but not overly sweet...great with tea.  Hope you'll look for this book because it has lots of great recipes and paper projects.  Have a tasty, crafty day!  

1 comment:

Annette Allen said...

Lemon bread.. YES YES AND YES.. one of my favorites..