Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Lovely time at This Morning making Lemon Creams!!

As I mentioned last week I was at This Morning today doing a cookery slot!! Really exciting and everyone is always so welcoming and friendly.I decided to make something I've done a few times and that is really simple and easy as there isn't much time on air.So I went for Lemon Creams with Lemon and Almond puff pastry biscuits.I made it for the first round of masterchef 2009 and it's so easy but looks really impressive.
Lemon Cream

6 eggs
275g caster sugar
zest of 3 lemons
juice of 3 lemons
300ml double cream

Whisk the eggs well and ad the sugar,zest and juice still whisking.Pour in the the cream and mix well.Place in a pouring jug and leave to rest for 30 mins.
Pour into creme brulee dishes or ramekins and bake in a bain marie for 15 - 20 mins in a 150oc oven until they just have a slight wobble.Leave to cool.
Mash a punnet of raspberries (saving a few for decoration) and put through a sieve.Add a little icing sugar to taste.


melted butter 25g
Ready rolled pack of puff pastry
100g sugar
zest 1 lemon
handful finely chopped almonds
squeezy clear honey
icing sugar to serve

Open up pastry and brush with melted butter.sprinkle evenly with zest ,almonds and sugar. Generously drizzle with honey. Roll up pastry into a susage shape and place in fridge for 15 mins to harden slightly.
Cut into 1cm rounds and place on lined baking tray. Bake at 180oc for 10 mins till crisp and golden.
Dredge with icing sugar when slightly cooled and serve with the lemon cream.
These can be made up to point of just putting in the oven and if having a dinner party they can be baked as the main course is being cleared.They are even more delicious warm.

Holly and Ben loved them!!!!

When I got home I had a Christmassy Idea!!! Why not do the biscuits with mincemeat and make puff pastry mince pies!!
Used a jar of good quality mincemeat and added a dessertspoonful of brandy, Grated the zest of an orange and sprinkled that on the pastry before spreading the mincemeat and rolling up. Bake as above and dredge with icing sugar. Really good!!!