Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter in the Country

This Easter weekend was spent up north with the fam. We were lucky enough to be invited to check out our neighbours baby lambs, and man were they adorable. They had about 80 ewes in total in addition to all of the babies. Obviously I did my fair share of cuddling. The rest of the weekend was spent cooking, relaxing, and of course eating. Ironically, we had lamb for dinner on Sunday night. Tasty AND cute.

We decorated the dinner table with eggs we had dyed the weekend before, and some chocolate suckers I made as table favours.

I was in charge of making dessert, and I chose a pretty ambitious recipe : Martha Stewart's Meyer Lemon Crepe Cake. It alternates between meyer lemon curd mousse and thin crepes for a total of 15 layers. In the end it was well worth the time and labour intensive process. Check out the recipe here, it's from the April issue of Martha Stewart magazine. The instructions for making the curd are a little sparse if you've never made it before, but I got by. I would suggest doubling up the recipe for even more height; it will serve 8 but the cake looks pretty small when it's done.

 15 layers of lemony deliciousness.

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