Thursday, July 18, 2013
Hamburger Buns, Lemon Curd, Scones & Primitives!
Hamburger buns. I detest those puffy, stale tasting storebought ones. So I made a couple dozen.
This is my favorite recipe. It's quick and easy and makes DELICIOUS buns.....2 dozen of them.
Wow. Those LOOK like my mother's hands.....or maybe my GRANDMOTHER'S HANDS!!!!! Ugh. They're mine. Well, at least they're doing a good job flattening out those hamburger buns.
Don't they look yummy? This is only half of them!
Guess what we had for dinner the day I made these?
(duh, hamburger on a bun!)
This was yesterday, I think. Or maybe the day before. I can't keep up!
LEMON CURD. When I first heard of it, I thought it sounded GROSS. Who ever heard of.....curd anyhow? Well, it's more like a sweet/tangy lemon pudding and it's DELECTABLE.
Put it in a double boiler (water in the bottom kettle, lemon mixture in the top....) and cook over high heat, stirring until it begins to thicken....like pudding.
Turn your oven on to 400*. In your mixer bowl, put 2 cups flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1/4 tsp. soda, 1/2 tsp salt and a cube of frozen butter chopped fine (yes). Mix. Then throw in 1/2 cup sour cream, 1 egg (work those hens!) and a handful of craisins (or raisins if you like). Mix until dough forms. Roll or pat into an 8 or 9" circle, cut into wedges (I did 12). Place on baking sheet.......
My mom had chemo treatment today, so I had to run into town (40 minutes to town, 40 minutes at the Cancer Center and 40 minutes back!). I stopped in a fruit stand in town and bought a flat of raspberries and a box of pickling cukes. Froze the raspberries to make jam later and will make pickles tomorrow.....stay tuned!
Now I'm tired. We also are watching the closest neighbor's doggie, so had to run down there (3/4 mile and actually I drove) three times today to walk ShayShay.
Here's my sentiment for the evening, now that day is done.....
Out of the dreariness,
Into its cheeriness,
Come we in weariness,
Home. (author unknown)