Recently, I’ve rediscovered Food Network. Bo and I have been spending way too much time in our basement this winter — and even more now that Mike’s car has been in the process of being “de–deered” for the last two weeks.
While I love playing with Bo, sometimes I just need a little extra stimulation. So while Bo and I play, I’ve started turning Food Network on in the background. I know, I know. Bad Mommy! But he doesn’t really pay attention to it and it gives me something else to think about while I read Big Dog, Little Dog for the millionth time. Food shows also don’t require rapt attention, which is good with a little one!
One of the shows that I’ve found is Ultimate Recipe Showdown. Last week, one of the recipes was for a lemon cupcake with lemon curd. So I decided to tackle my own, simplified version.
First, I took a package of shortbread cookies and made crumbs in the food processor, and then added a little bit of butter so they would stick together.
Then I prepared a lemon cake mix according to the package directions — adding oil, water, and eggs and blending well.
I divided the batter between the muffin tins and then added a dollop of lemon curd on top of each one.
And ended up with beautiful cupcakes! The lemon curd sinks to the bottom and makes it very lemon bar like on the bottom with a cupcake on top!
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