Well, the sky was overcast on February 2.
Various rodents throughout North America didn’t see their shadows.
So, with any luck, it will be Spring in six weeks.
I sure hope they were right.
I don’t know what it is about cloudy skies.
I crave lemons... in my drinks, in my meals and especially in my desserts.
Maybe I just need something round and yellow.
Whatever… I need to make lemon desserts.
About five years ago I posted two custard recipes:
Needless to say, Ma’s recipe is easier.
This recipe of Ma’s is even easier.
And it has lemon pie filling in it.
Need I say more?
Sponge cakes are usually sold in pairs.
This recipe calls for four layers - that’s two packages.
This dessert also works with canned pie filling.
Or homemade, if you have the time.
This recipe makes a dessert large enough for a family get together.
If you’d like something smaller, just make it with:
one package of sponge cake (two layers)
one package of lemon pie filling & dessert mix
one half tub of whipped topping
Cover each layer with half of the lemon cream filling.
Spongecake with Lemon Cream Filling
2 packages of lemon pie filling & dessert mix as per package instructions
Set aside to cool to room temperature.
1 1-quart tub of whipped topping
Place in a deep bowl
1 8-inch sponge cake layer
Spread over it
a thin layer of apricot jam (optional)
1/4 of the lemon pie / whipped topping mixture
* Place another 8-inch sponge cake layer on top of the lemon cream filling.
Cover with a layer of jam (optional) and 1/4 of the lemon cream filling.
Repeat from * two more times.
Cover and refrigerate.
About the sky this week…
According to the Farmers Almanac:
February 4 is the midpoint of winter, the halfway point between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.
On February 6 look to see a very thin waning crescent Moon forming a broad triangle with Venus and Mercury this morning, the Moon hovering about 4° above both planets. Mercury also reaches greatest elongation on this morning, 26° west of the Sun.
On February 8 there’s a New Moon at 9:39 a.m. It’s completely invisible.