Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Golden Needles

From the Simple Living soap making class swap table on Saturday, I came home with this little jar of Homemade Mandarin Curd.  While I was doing some baking today I thought I would try to make something of it and found a recipe online for: Mandarin Curd Tartlets.

I gave the recipe a try and after a bit of a first failure with the shortcrust pastry, because I didn't know what to do with it... I got it right in the second batch. The first batch were still okay, just a little rustic looking with broken up pastry.
The tartlets don't set, but mum said gelatin will make them set. So that's worth knowing. Also on the baking stint I made some chocolate chip biscuits. 
I finally organized the stash in my room. And have things in a nice orderly state again. I've picked up some crochet dishcloths and have some future projects to do. With the blustery cold winter winds about it's good to stay in doors.

And there's some more doodling in my sketch books too.
I hope everyone is having a good day or evening wherever they are.


  1. the tarts look yummy anyway! some times I have to try a recipe a couple of times to get it to turn out. Your sketch is so cute! you are a very talented lady! :) Hope you have a cozy day! (so strange saying cozy when it is 95* here)

  2. Shiralee, I plan on making some mandarin curd too as our bottle is nearly empty. It certainly tastes yummy.