Thursday, September 6, 2012

It's raining Spring

Spring is a beautiful time of the year and what better way to ring it in than with a celebration of new life?!

The girls threw a beautiful baby shower for Michelle last week that was full of colour, fun and lots of bubbles!

We had lots of fun creating singlets and bibs and Emily and I were {not so} quietly thrilled when Mum-to-be chose our clothesline version as her favourite!

Anna made the most fabulous lemon curd friands and I just wish I had a photo of them to share, I ate them faster than you could say ''

Here's to the healthy arrival of the little one next week, Pete and Michelle xo

Lemon Curd Friands

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
20 minutes


1/2 cup (75g) plain fl our, sifted
1 1/2 cups 185g almond meal
1 1/3 cups (200g) pure icing sugar, sifted, plus extra to dust
5 eggwhites
200g unsalted butter, melted, cooled
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
5 tsp lemon curd, plus extra to serve
Whipped cream (optional), to serve

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a 10-hole friand pan or line with paper cases.
  2. Mix the flour, almond meal and sugar in a bowl. 
  3. In a separate bowl, lightly beateggwhites with a fork until foamy, then add to dry ingredients with butter and zest and stir with a wooden spoon to combine. 
  4. Divide batter among friand pans. Place 1/2 teaspoon of curd on each friand and use a wooden skewer to swirl through batter.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until light golden. Cool, then dust with extra icing sugar. Serve with extra lemon curd, and whipped cream if desired.

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Kimberlee @ Brown Button said...

Next week? No Way - Michelle is looking FABULOUS for 'almost cooked' - please give them my best, can't wait to hear the news of the new arrival x

a touch of silver said...

Everyone is enjoying the moment.