May 12, 2015
If I were a bird, I’d be an Albatros; if I were a wild animal, I’d be an Elephant; if I lived in the ocean, I’d be a Minke Whale; if I were a fruit, I’d be a lemon–citrus that is tart and sour, sometimes sweet, always bold and beautiful. With sandwich cookies like these, I felt it was important to ensure that the lemon had top billing. I wanted to cookies rolled thin enough so that they supported the lemon flavour without competing. I chose to use lemon curd over buttercream because 1) I prefer the texture, juiciness and shiny yellow of lemon curd, and 2) I’m buttercream’ed out by the Polish Princess.
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