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Lemon Butter in the Bellini (BIKM)

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I stayed at my cousin’s house in the country a few months ago, and her daughter did a lemonade stand. She sold fresh lemons, some walnuts, and her Mum (my cousin) made Lemon Butter.

I’d never tasted nor heard of it before, but O.M.G…. such glorious tasty stuff it was! She did it in the microwave and with a Bamix, and I thought what better to try out than Lemon Butter in my BIKM.

Very spoilt and my cousin sent me home with a carton of their eggs from their backyard chooks. Chickens in my backyard are high on my wishlist along, with upgrading my very sad looking veggie patch.

Armed with fresh lemons from my mum’s tree, fresh eggs from my cousin’s house, I set to work when I was home. In the original batch I made, I also used home churned butter in the BIKM, but obviously that is optional.

I’m due to do a new batch so when I do I will upload pictures.

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 100 gms Butter
  • 200 gms Sugar
  • 2 Lemons, Juiced (and zest, optional)

Method

  1. If you would like to use the zest (you will have some bits in your end product if you do), place zest and sugar in jug. Process speed 5-7-9 for 30 seconds. Check, and if there are still large lumps of zest repeat for 10-30 seconds.
  2. Add lemon juice, butter and whole eggs to jug.
  3. Cook for 4 minutes, temp 80 degrees, speed 3.
  4. Check, and if it seems runny continue to cook in 1 minute increments until you are happy with the consistency.
  5. Pour into hot sterilised jars and cover.
  6. Don’t eat it all at once 😀
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You can Jar Christmas? Yes, I think you can!

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You can Jar Christmas? Yes, I think you can!

Cookie mix in a jar

Well I thought I would make my first post one about something that has been consuming my train of thought of late…

And that is Christmas.

Not just the usual presents for the kiddies and little people in our life… but those presents you are almost obliged to give.

It’s not that I don’t love giving presents, but the ones that I do give, usually involve a lot of thought on my behalf.

I’m talking about people like our grandparents… or old Aunt Jude… or the sweet old lady down the road.

So I came across ( a not so original idea it seems, but one I haven’t seen before) of gifts in jars.

You can find the original recipe I used and tweaked here 

Last year, I did a M&M layered biscuit mix in a glass jar, in a pretty box with Christmassy mugs, flavoured coffee sachets, individual tea bags, and come small choccies scattered around.

I think it looked cute all wrapped up and decorated (I will scrounge to see if I took any photos of how they turned out, but you get the idea)

SO this year, I have been researching my gifts in jars theme. And with the help of my Bellini Intelli Kitchen Master (I plan on blogging more about the BIKM in future) I have made up a list of things I think might fit the memo.

How am I going so far… any mouth’s watering yet? Would YOU like to be the recipient if someone gave you these hand made gifts?

I’ve started a Pinterest board