I recently made a foodie gift package for a friend and wanted to make something that was pretty as well as tasty. First I made some rosewater meringues – swirled with pink colouring. Then I made Lavender scones which were gorgeous! They are really easy – I just added a handful of crushed Lavender flowers to my usual scone recipe. I then made some apple curd which I have to say was the perfect compliment to the Lavender scones. My friend also used the apple curd in a tart and said it was delicious!
4 medium sized quite sour eating apples
water to cook the apples
275g caster sugar
juice of 1 lemon
Peel, core and chop the apples into small pieces. Cover with a little water in a pan and cook until soft. Mash or blend the apples then add them to a bowl over a pan of boiling water (or a double boiler pan). Add the butter, diced, sugar and lemon juice, and heat gently stirring until everything is dissolved. Beat the eggs then add them slowly to the mixture, stirring all the time. Continue to stir over the heat until the mixture thickens then pour into a jar and cover.