It’s the 10th day of the month, so I’ve gathered my creative blogging friends, and we came up with a PASTEL theme to create projects around, since SPRING is upon us! This begins our 11th month with this collaboration. We had so much fun with it the past 10 months, we decided to take it another round. One friend needed to part ways, so we added the amazingly talented Chelsea from Two Twenty One to the mix. If you’ve missed the past ten months of fun, please check them out!
For now, get into the spring mode with PASTELS!
Join the BLOG HOP and “hop” on over to view the other projects up close. If you happen to come upon a broken link, just click HOME on each site to view the project.
From top left, moving down row by row:
Cadbury Mini Egg Cookie Dough Brownie by Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke
Yummy Spring Cookies + Cute Printable Tag by Thirty Handmade Days
Easy Burlap Easter Bunnies by Landeelu
Friendship Gift Tags by Simply Kierste
Easter Egg Cookies by Two Twenty One
Spring Easter Egg Sign Decor by Lolly Jane
DIY Color Blocked Necklace by Eighteen25
Polaroid Spring Banner by Little Miss Momma
Frozen Lemon Dessert by Your Homebased Mom
Patchwork Easter Egg Craft by Or So She Says
Now for my project:
My love affair with lemon has pretty much been a life long one. At least as far back as I can remember. So when I found out the Blog Hop theme for this month was pastel and my favorite pastel color is yellow I knew I had to share a lemon dessert. This recipe may just be the reason for my life long lemon love affair. It is the first lemon dessert I remember eating and I can’t believe I have never shared it on the blog before. The recipe belongs to my Grandma Zola and has been in my recipe collection for decades. I think it was probably my mother though that made it for me the first time and I made it often in the early years of our marriage. But for some reason, probably too many good recipes, it has been many years since I have made it. Every time I look through the collection of family recipes my daughter put together I see it and it always reminds me of my Grandma Zola.
I am excited to finally share it with you today. It is a nice light, very refreshing dessert and comes together quickly and easily. One of the other things I love about this recipe is it is made with vanilla wafers – another favorite from childhood! The process to put it together is easy. You start with a layer of ground up vanilla wafers on the bottom of your pan. You cook the egg yolks, lemon juice and sugar until it thickens and then combine it with whipped egg whites and whipped cream. Spread it over the vanilla wafer crust and then sprinkle with more vanilla wafers. Freeze for 3-4 hours or until ready to serve. It is perfect for a warm spring or summer day and would be a lovely dessert to serve for Easter dinner or brunch. The only downside to it is it only makes a 8 x 8 or about 6-9 servings so you may need to double it for a 9 x 13 pan. Just be warned eating this dessert may start a life long love affair with lemon for you too! I can think of worse things.
- 3 eggs, separate yolks and whites
- ½ C sugar
- 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 C heavy whipping cream
- ½ C crushed vanilla wafers
- Mix together yolks, sugar and lemon juice in a pan and stir over low heat until thick. Approx. 4-5 minutes
- Remove from heat and cool.
- Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into cooked mixture.
- Whip cream and fold into above mixture
- Spread ⅔ of the vanilla wafer crumbs over bottom of an ungreased 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 pan.
- Pour in lemon mixture
- Sprinkle with remaining crumbs.
For other lemon goodness check out these recipes: