Day 7: Lemons Lemons Everywhere

As I mentioned in an earlier post, my home is filled with lemons. We have a lemon surplus, you might say. Thankfully, I made a plan: lemon recipes! On Pinterest I have gathered some lemon recipes that look particularly appealing. Let’s choose one, shall we?

 

1) Fluffy Lemon Rosemary Layer Cake

http://bakerbettie.com/fluffy-lemon-rosemary-layer-cake/

Any time rosemary is in a dessert I think that it must be fancy yet rustic, rich, earthy, and dense. But this one promises fluffiness. Can my brain that is set in it’s ways open up to a fluffy rosemary dessert? There is only one way to find out.

2) Lemon Limoncello Cupcakes

http://www.browneyedbaker.com/lemon-limoncello-cupcakes/

Not mentioned in the title of this recipe are two words that send my heart soaring: lemon curd. Yes, these cupcakes are filled with lemon curd. A few years ago I was a lemon curd virgin. I didn’t even know about it, and when I found out about it I turned up my nose because I’m weary of anything that is a curd. Curds sound like something that is rotten! Turns out I was wrong. Lemon curd is everything. My only glitch with this recipe is that it calls for limencello, which I do not own and do not plan on buying or making. Will the recipe be lemony enough without it?

3) Easy Lemon Chicken

http://damndelicious.net/2014/01/22/easy-lemon-chicken/

In a departure from the all dessert offerings I was sure to produce, here we have protein! Lemony, crispy, hot protein, sure to knock my socks off. It looks easy to prepare, I have all the ingredients, and maybe I’ll be seeing this dish on the dinner table in the near future.

4) Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

http://joythebaker.com/2012/09/lemon-poppy-seed-pancakes/

I love that pancakes are dessert but we eat them for breakfast. I also love that they are “easy” to make and yet so hard to get perfectly browned on both sides. It’s a challenge every time that I am usually very willing to accept. I like the high concentration of lemon in this recipe. I like the promise of a crispy edge, a not-too-sweet batter, and that sugar-lemon-zest combo. I don’t have poppy seeds, but chia seeds should work, right?

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