I’m so weary of cold and snow these days and the taste and smell of warm citrus baked goods helps keep the hope alive that Spring and sunshine will indeed come to our farm. Last week I made Lemon Bars with Limoncello Icing for the girl’s Easter care package and this week I decided to try something with one of our lime marmalades for the boy’s package. The lime marmalade is very intense in flavor and held up well in the baking process.
Easter College Care Package for the Boy
My son is a junior in college and has recently developed a relationship with a girl that looks like it may have some staying power. They both enjoy experimenting with food and drink and I have been using them as “tasters” for the cocktails I’m developing which use our shrub syrups and simple syrups. The “Mint Julep” that I made for him last summer was his favorite, and is now a standing request when he comes home at breaks.
I found these wonderful mint julep cups online, had them monogrammed with our last name initial, and sent it to him along with a recipe for the Mint Julep and two different syrups he can use in the recipe. Now he can impress her with his “mixology” skills. I certainly would have been impressed if my college boyfriend knew how to serve anything other than a cheap beer!
Recipe for the Lime Marmalade Cake