SUGAR, DARLING?

BY NANCY WHITTINGTON-COATES

Dress & Dessert - Lemon Dream


Hi honeys! So I'm starting a new feature called Dress & Dessert. I love dresses and I love dessert and I wanna combine them into double posts featuring both an outfit and a recipe! First up I thought I'd double drop some citrussy fun on y'all!


I've wanted this dress for a while now but was always kinda worried that the yellow wouldn't go well with my hair, but when it went down to £14.50 in the Simply Be sale a few weeks ago I figured I'd give it a try. It's actually a lot more neon than it looks in the pictures which works to my advantage and thankfully doesn't make my locks look all brassy! It's a nice light cotton and has a cute cut out at the back as well as an exposed zip which is a nice detail on an otherwise standard cut of dress, obviously the cutesy lemon print also helps make it something more special!



Lemon Print Dress - Simply Be - £22.50
Gold Slipper Shoes - New Look - No longer available but these are similar
Red Bow Necklace - Primark - a few years ago but this is similar


So the recipe as promised is for the easiest pudding ever. It's also one of Pete's favourite desserts ever so gets made quite a lot, for dinner parties too as it's a major crowd pleaser. 

Just three ingredients, a jar of lemon curd, a 600ml tub of double cream and some meringues, smashed up into lil pieces. Whip the cream to soft peaks, spoon in the curd and give it another whip until you have the thickness you desire. Now just spoon or pipe into your chosen dish (I used little champagne coupes) and if you fancy add a little decoration - I went for bronze sugar crystals this time but in the past I've used little rice paper butterflys, edible glitter and white chocolate shavings.

This also makes a gorgeous ice cream or semifreddo like substitute - just double line a cake tin or loaf tin with cling film, spoon in the lemon cream and smooth over the top and then put another layer of cling over the top. Freeze for at least two hours, then cut into slices and serve (it helps if you let it defrost for about 15 minutes before you peel off the clinge film).

I hope you're having a lovely weekend so far lovelies!
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