how to make the perfect lemon curd

Lemon curd is a basic custard, meaning it’s thickened by eggs. Although many curd recipes call for just yolks, I prefer to use a combination of whole eggs and yolks to add a bit of lightness. ~Claire Saffitz In late spring we are holding our first annual Family Lavender and Blueberry Tea. As I finalize the menu, I am going to post the recipes we … Continue reading how to make the perfect lemon curd

Dainty Petits Fours with Buttercream Fondant

Also known as Fondant Fancies or French Fancies, these fancy confections would be served at the end of dinner or with coffee and tea. All the women of Downton Abbey would want to offer this rather beautiful treat with their tea service. I’ve had a difficult time waiting for The Downton Abbey movie to release. We are excited to join a pre screening the night … Continue reading Dainty Petits Fours with Buttercream Fondant

Celebrate an era gone by with this elegant Classic Cucumber Sandwich Recipe

Just in time for premiere parties, celebratory afternoon teas, and pre-movie binges,  The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook, Expanded Edition, will be released September of this year. I’ve just put down my review copy and can’t wait to prepare many of these recipes myself.  I feel a tea party coming on. More importantly though, I am jazzed that I’m able to share a couple of recipes with … Continue reading Celebrate an era gone by with this elegant Classic Cucumber Sandwich Recipe