1000 layer cake – almost!
Have you ever seen or heard of a crepe cake??? I came across this intriguing 1000 layer cake, made from layering crepes with lemon curd, topped with whipped cream and candied lemon zest on the Sweet Paul blog. Sweet…wow..that’s for sure! This had to go onto the list of ‘to make’. More reasons for my family to love me. I admit that mine looks not even 30% as good as Paul’s (perhaps I’m even being generous to myself!) but it still looked ok and tasted devilishly good!
I’m a regular reader of Paul Lowe’s blog as he ‘chases the sweet things in life ‘ (his words!). On Monday’s, he reminds us to shoot back to his beautifully photographed online magazine Sweet Paul Magazine where there is a wonderful world of gorgeous recipes with images that entice. If you haven’t seen this yet, you really have to have a squiz and you’ll be hooked.
When I was first flicking through the pages of the magazine I almost jumped out of my seat when I saw the regular feature called From Mormor’s kitchen. My mum is a proud Norwegian and so when I figured out Paul was also Norwegian, in true patriotic fashion, I thought “he’s now even cooler than he was before!”
I’d never made lemon curd before and found it surprisingly easy and ridiculously yummy. I didn’t have a double boiler, so as I have in the past I improvised with a smaller metal saucepan resting on top of a larger one with the water boiling underneath. It worked. Now I can make lemon curd I think I’ve opened up another whole can of ‘beauties’. Yes that is our lemon squeezer and keeper in the picture there. It’s so therapeutic to squeeze lemons in this. It also stores any left over juice or wedges that you don’t use, keeping them from going hard in the fridge. Look at that lemon curd oozing out the sides of the cake!
So the kids come home from school and I am the best mum in the world! The cake lasted about 30 seconds. For the observant people, I promise that rolled up Norwegian flag in the back is not a prop!! Mum dropped it off 2 weeks ago for me to affix to the house. Better do it I think . AND just so you know..I’m also very proud of my Australian heritage. I’m “half Norwegian – half Australian” OR “half viking -half convict”!