The uses for these recipes are honestly too many to list. Not only that, each item keeps very well. This enables them to be made now, before the holiday rush. Honestly, does it get any better than that? Easy, economical, and able to be made ahead? I see those smiles peeking out. Lemon curd need not be delegated just for tea time. It also makes a delicious filling for mini-tarts and would snuggle up perfectly with cream cheese inside of a pastry.
We're also including another easy to make bonus recipe for Mock Devonshire Cream. While we most often pair this treat with lemon curd on scones, secretly, we favor it with strawberry preserves. Please don't get allow your feelings to be hurt, delicious, yummy lemon curd. Personally, a toasted bagel spread with Mock Devonshire Cream and strawberry preserves is so good that I would seriouisly consider choosing it for my birthday meal. Really, I would. I've even endulged in a hot cup of coffee instead of tea when
Creating atmospheres of beauty and delight doesn't require excessive time, talent, or money. A heart that is willing to try something new and hands that busy themselves following the heart's leading are able to work the wonders of their Heavenly Father everywhere they go. Taking a few ingredients and blending them together into delicious treats for the tastebuds are but one way to create such treasures of blessing. A Mother's Rewards and Abundance blogs pray that these recipes assist in sharing the beautiful, extravagant love of God with others and that they provide an excuse for the busy to cease from the bustling, exhale the stress, and breathe deeply of the Father's loving grace.
This recipe is for one average-sized tea pot or thermal caraffe.
- 2 tea bags (tea of your choice)
- hot water (just to boiling point) enough to fill teapot/caraffe
Recipe can be adapted for larger and/or smaller amounts. Concentrate for 1 gallon of iced tea can also be made by using four tea bags instead of two. When making iced tea concentrate and sweet tea is desired, place sugar to taste in jar before adding hot water. Also, a pinch of baking soda added to iced tea concentrate along with hot water improves the flavor of the iced tea. Store concentrate in refrigerator. To use, add 1 gallon cold water to concentrate and serve over ice.
- 3 large lemons
- 5 eggs
- 1 C. granulated sugar
- 8 T. unsalted butter (salted will work if that is what you have on hand)
MOCK DEVONSHIRE CREAM
- 1 - 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 2 T. confectioner's sugar (powdered sugar)
- 1/2 C. sour cream
BROWN SUGAR SHORTBREAD COOKIES
- 1 c. butter, softened (NO SUBSTITUTES - MUST BE REAL BUTTER)
- 1/2 C. packed brown sugar
- 2 1/4 C. all-purpose flour