Filled with a spoonful of buttercream and a dollop of zesty lemon curd, these Lemon Curd Butterfly Cakes are a delicious teatime treat. So quick and easy is this recipe to whip up, you’ll barely notice that your buns have flown off the plate. Perhaps literally.
Though never the main event of a meal, salsa is always a great garnish to have to hand. It freshens, lightens and complements flavours. From barbecues to curries, salsa is a must-make side-dish. Everyone has their own recipe, of course, but there’s no harm in sampling something new and a little different. Here’s my recipe for Tomato and Red Onion Salsa.
One of the best ways to enjoy the pure, unadulterated flavour of juicy, ripe lemons is to whip up a batch of homemade lemon curd. Whether in a tart or cake, or simply spread on a slice of sourdough toast, lemon curd will add a touch of sun to your food.
Toor Dal – also known as tuvar and arahar dal – is a variety of yellow split pea widely used across Indian cuisine. Sold either naturally, or “treated” with oil to prolong its shelf life, toor dal makes for a quick and inexpensive meal or accompaniment to curry. This recipe is particularly simple and as long as you have a well-stocked spice cupboard is very easily prepared.
French toast is the ultimate in simple, luxury breakfasts. There’s something special about thick slices of bread soaked in an eggy mixture flavoured with nutmeg and lemon. Add sourdough to the recipe for a little depth of flavour and you’ve got a meal that will really get your day off to the perfect start.