Summery Citrus Flavours
February can be a bit of a dull month. Cold, windy and very very wet (as we've seen in England), it throws a bit of a dampener on your spirits. Christmas is a distant memory and it's hard to remember days when I didn't have icy feet and painful ears.
To keep myself sane, I have enjoyed pinning photos onto my 'Global Traveller' board on Pinterest. Travel outfits and breathtaking photos of sandy beaches, cobbled streets and city lights... I think of my 'Summer Days' board - balmy evenings, picnics, ice-cream... Where are you, summer?
Nothing captures the feeling of summer more than some citrus fruits. Here's a little something - taken from a friend's collection of recipes - that will hopefully brighten your day and put you in the mood for some sun.
170g Marie biscuits (or rich tea biscuits)
8 tbsp condensed milk
Zest of one lemon
110g dessicated coconut
225g icing sugar
1. Melt the margarine. Add the condensed milk to the pan.
2. Bash up the biscuits into fine crumbs and add these to the melted margarine. Stir in the coconut and lemon zest. Spread into a greased tin, pressing down with your fingers. Chill in the fridge for fifteen to twenty minutes.
3. Make the icing by mixing the lemon juice and icing sugar together. Spread on top of the biscuit base and leave to set.