Lemon desserts are a thing of wonder. Light, zesty, and they pair so well with everything from berries on top to an icy glass of sun tea.
Lemons on California's central coast are an all year affair. Markets have more than a few varieties, and many neighborhoods have lemon trees a plenty. I stopped by the citrus guys stand at the Wednesday market for their amazing Eureka lemons, full of true lemon flavor with sweet and sour notes. They were quickly transformed into a fresh lemon curd that tastes more like a custard ... but maybe better than that.
Lemon Cake with Vanilla Mallow
We started with a lemon cake that is buttery and soft, loaded with lemon zest and juice for a bright lemony flavor, and swirled in our house-made fresh lemon curd. Each cake is topped with a fresh vanilla marshmallow and finished with a dip in white chocolate. Topped with a delicate piece of candied lemon.
Flavor notes: butter, lemon custard, vanilla Pairings: Pairs well with a cup of hot black coffee, or an iced-jasmine tea.