For last weeks food fair I made about 100 macarons which meant I had A LOT of egg yolks left over. In Mondays calm after the storm I put on my thinking cap to figure out what to do with the 14 leftover egg yolks in my fridge! The first decision was to make carbonara for dinner – 3 down. The next obvious choice was ice cream, people always associate egg yolks with custard, and real home made ice cream. This was an excellent idea, but I already had a jar of custard left over which I hadn’t needed as a macaron filling. No matter, it meant I could make ice cream that much quicker – as you saw yesterday!
One of my favourite toast toppings is lemon curd. The macarons on sale at my stall were filled with home made lemon curd which I hadn’t really been able to enjoy because it was all needed! Problem solved, find a recipe that uses only yolks and use them to make more curd. To mix things up a little I used limes for lime curd and used this recipe (obviously subbing limes for the lemons). The resulting curd is rich, creamy and tart. Perfect on a croissant! (more…)
It’s summer. Everyone is smiling because the sun is out and the days are long and warm. The town is bustling with tourists excitedly photographing anything and everything, wandering in to the road when I’m trying to drive places…but that’s ok because I have my windows down and am blasting some happy-go-lucky pop-punk.
As if all of that wasn’t enough, the Commonwealth Games kicked off last night in Glasgow. Living in Glasgow over the past year or so, build up to the games has been everywhere. Posters, press, topic of conversation….the anticipation was high. In some ways I’m a little sad that I’m not living there at the moment to truly feel part of the excitement, but I have a feeling that living less than a mile from one of the major stadiums would have gotten tiresome on day two of my work commute! I have tickets to two events so I think I’m getting the best of both worlds, experiencing the atmosphere of the athetics (200m final and the 4x100mm relay finals!) whilst watching the rest of it from a comfortable distance away. I’ve already been enjoying the swimming (Michael Jamieson in particular!) this morning – you really can’t beat watching sport! (more…)