Bitter Sweet Distraction

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Sometimes life isn’t as perfect as you’d like it to be, sometimes even on the nicest of summer days it’s difficult to find a reason to stop you drawing the blinds and getting into bed, even if it is only 3pm. On days like these, it takes a distraction to keep you on your feet and on this day I had just the right ingredients in my cupboards to get inventive and knock up some bitterly, sweet lemon curd cupcakes…with frosting to match!

The recipe was based on the vanilla cupcakes I threw together here with 6 heaped tea spoons of lemon curd stirred into the batter. In a very similar vain I conjured up some lemon curd frosting, recipe below.

And there you have it, an afternoon well  spent. A lot more productive than a nap and significantly healthier for the mind!

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For the frosting, beat together the following until lump free:
250g Icing sugar
80g Unsalted butter
2 heaped tsps Lemon curd
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
2-3 drops Yellow food colouring

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