Thursday, 7 February 2013

Sweet Nothings...

How has your week been so far?  I hope it's been good but if you need a bit of cheering up, this little photo of Keith the dog might just do the trick.  His cheeky face always puts a smile on my face, so hopefully it will do the same for you.
It's Valentine's Day next week.  Are you thinking of treating a loved one to something special? Or are you the one being treated?  Maybe you hate how commercial it has all become but want to do something nice for someone else on another day?

Either way, I think you might enjoy this dessert recipe: lemon syllabub.  Creamy and tangy with a bit of added crunch from the biscuits, this fluffy lemon dessert can be prepared ahead and would be the perfect finish to a meal at any time of the year.

And if you really want to push the boat out, then I've got a couple of main course recipes for you that will be just the ticket - I will share those with you over the next few days.  For now, here is the dessert recipe...Enjoy!

Lemon Syllabub (serves 2)

1 lemon, zest & juice
30ml white wine (or limoncello liqueur)
50g caster sugar
4 amaretti or ginger biscuits

  1. Mix the lemon juice, most of the zest and the white wine (or limoncello) together. 
  2. Pour the cream into a large bowl and whip together with the sugar. 
  3. Drizzle in the lemon mixture (see step 1) and whisk until combined. Divide between 2 small glasses or pretty bowls and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  4. Just before serving, crumble up the biscuits and sprinkle over each dessert with a little lemon zest. If you like, serve each with another biscuit.

 (recipe adapted from the BBC Good Food website)


  1. That sounds refreshingly yummy. Do you usually use the wine or the liqueur?

    1. Hi Softie! I like anything lemon and this one is really yummy (I think). I use the white wine for this as I couldn't get the liqueur in a small enough bottle. You could also make it without the alcohol - especially if making for kids. Kirsten x

  2. Keith you have a most beguiling look on your lovely smiling face :-) What a sweety you are.

    1. He is a sweety...a naughty sweety at times :-)