Today I started out by making Lemon Curd which, I realize, sounds real appetizing. It is surprisingly tasty. Very tart and smooth. It's kind of like a lemon pudding...but better.
It starts out looking like melted butter in a pan and gets stirred until it's thick...but wait! There's more!
THEN it gets poured through a chinois (shin-wah) over the butter
While that was chilling, I made a thin cake and sprinkled powdered sugar on it
Then I spread the lemon curd onto the cake
And rolled it up (the stuff on top is buttercream, I'll get to that next)
After the buttercream gets spread over the rolled-up cake, it gets cut into three pieces and made into....
A SUGARY YULE LOG OF DOOOOOOOM
(seriously, it's supposed to be a Bucche de Noel, a yule log cake. It's usually brown and has meringue mushrooms)
This is the beginning of a Pineapple Upside-Down Cake...mmmm.
And when it's done, it looks even tastier. It was SOOO good.