Saturday, February 13, 2016

Lemons on Sunlit Sunday



A week ago the sun shone and we worked in the yard. I took a peek under the lemon tree cover and was pleased to see ripe lemons. We picked 2 dozen and covered the tree again for another few months. 

The Lemon Dessert cookbook was a Christmas gift from a friend.


This week the rain poured down, and I did a little puttering in the kitchen. Since my husband prefers lemon to chocolate, I made a batch of lemon curd. 


And then what to do with the lemon curd? A batch of macarons seemed just the thing.


I should have known better than to attempt macarons on such a rainy day. They turned out a little flat, without the cute "feet" characteristic of a successful macaron.


But they taste scrumptious, filled with lemon curd and raspberry jam. Lemons, lemon curd, and macarons certainly brighten up the greyness outside. 

Linking with Sunlit Sunday, hosted by Karen of My Little Home and Garden. 

30 comments:

Pondside said...

Lemon is The Great Dane's favourite flavour. Last week I filled a sponge cake with lemon curd and frosted it with whipped cream and raspberries. Not quite a macronutrient, but the same good taste!

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Your lemon curd and macarons look so delicious, Lorrie! It must be lovely to have your own lemons. They do look like many happy and bright little suns.
Happy Sunlit Sunday!

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Lemons are lovely and luscious...thinking of a Victoria sponge cake with curd in the centre and raspberries on top!
Yummy!

Mascha said...

Self picked lemons - how cool is that!? (for me unthinkable)
And it looks so yummy.
Happy Valentines Day from Germany

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

What a wonderful tree Lorrie, providing lemons throughout Winter too!
Oh lemon curd filled macarons - very special!
My husband has a penchant for anything lemony too - his favourite is my Lemon Delicious dessert!

cucki said...

Aww it looks yummy
Happy Valentine's Day x

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

I prefer lemon as well. I always have a jar of lemon spread, not brave enough to make my own like you make lemon curd.

Dagmar said...

They look delicious..happy weekend.
Xo
Dagmar

Deanna Rabe said...

I love lemon.

I'll have to see if our library has that cookbook. I'd love to have a lemon tree, but it would have to be an indoor one, here in Pennsylvania!

Margie said...

How neat that you have your own lemon tree! Your lemon curd and macarons look yummy! I've always enjoyed lemony treats with a cup of tea. A few years ago, I read a (fictional) book which featured a lemon chocolate cake. Yum!

Pamela Gordon said...

Yummy! I love lemon curd but have never made it. Your maccarons look delicious even if they aren't chocolate. :)

happywonderer.com said...

I can almost taste the lemony goodness here! I sure have appreciated the few and far between breaks of sunshine we've had. Lemons sure brighten up the day!

materfamilias said...

Wow! Along with all your other talents you can make macarons! So impressed -- and I love lemon curd and can imagine how perfect it would be between the two light curves of almond-meringuey goodness. . . mmmmmm. . .

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Looks like a perfect dessert or tea time treat. I do so love lemon anything.

Alex said...

How amazing to have grown lemons! The macarons sound divine!

Amy at love made my home said...

Delicious! I love anything lemon! xx

bj said...

OOO, lemon is sooo good...and the curd looks amazing.

JP A Quiet Corner said...

Lemon is my favorite flavor!...:)JP

podso said...

That looks like the perfect cookbook for someone who has a lemon tree in her backyard! Mmm I enjoy a scone with some lemon curd right about now!

Happy@Home said...

How exciting it must have been to find those lemons hiding out under the cover. I would be thrilled to find one lemon on my lemon tree. Have just purchased fertilizer spikes for citrus and have high hopes for a lemon crop this year.
Your friend selected an ideal gift for you and I see you are putting it to good use. Your lemon curd and macarons look positively mouthwatering. Your husband is a lucky man.

Marilyn Miller said...

Love lemon curd and actually made some yesterday. I keep telling my husband about your lemon tree and that we need to do that. I must have lemons in the house at all times.

Jojo said...

Hard not to love anything lemon and it is bound to make everything good.

Mary Cromer said...

Oh I do love lemon and lime curd both. Your delicacies look so nice as well as I am sure they tasted great too. My mother used to make homemade lemon and lime meringue pies. If I have nothing else to eat that comes when I need a sweet treat and no time to bake. I purchase a jar of lemon curd and a box of gingerbread biscotti and that is so refreshing a treat for me. Now then I did not even mention my love for sweet chocolate ;)

Seawashed said...

This looks so yummy. We have had so many lemons on our Trees since November. I have not been able to use them all. I need to learn to make lemon curd I think.

handmade by amalia said...

Lorrie, your macaroons look amazing. I'm with your husband - I prefer lemon to chocolate, and these look like lemon at its very yummiest.
Amalia
xo

September Violets said...

I love lemon desserts too, and my sister gave me a small jar of lemon curd for Christmas ... yummy! Your macaroons look good, and I'll bet they tasted great!
Wendy

GretchenJoanna said...

I made lemon curd myself just a few days ago, with some lemons from my daughter's tree. I will probably write my recipe in a blog post, too. But I've never made macarons. Your kitchen is like a French bakery!

My Little Home and Garden said...

It's remarkable to think that somewhere in our country there are lemons growing! The lemon curd sounds delicious, Lorrie!

Jill said...

I've only had macaroons once and realized why people love them! But, baking them seems intimidating. Here yours look wonderful even if you don't think so and you used your own lemons to boot!

Storybook Woods said...

Lemon curd is always a good idea. But filling macaroons is perfect!!! Clarice