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Spring Bunnies & Lemon Tea Biscuit Recipe


Would you believe that it's alternately raining and snowing outside right now, and it's so cold it made my fingers feel like they were going to break off when I was feeding the rabbits and poultry, but tomorrow it's supposed to be in the mid 60s and sunny? Sounds too good to be true but I'm really hoping it happens!


A few weeks ago our mama Mini Rex rabbit had babies for the first time and we ended up with two adorable little fluff balls that get way more food than they should (I think) and have gown so fast and gotten to be quite chubby. Normally they would be part of a larger litter but I think since it was her first litter it was miniature. Alyssa (12) and Gemmie (7) decided to name the little creatures Bumblebee and Rumples. Rumples was suggested by me because one of the bunnies has fur that looks like rumpled velvet... but I'm not exactly sure where "Bumblebee" came from. I think it's going to stick, though. I wanted you guys to be able to see them so I snapped some pics for you! Aren't they adorable!?

Also, because I am always random, I wanted to share the recipe for these delicious Lemon Tea Biscuits that Mary made the other day! I posted them on Instagram and had many requests, so today you get cute bunny pics and a yummy recipe too.

LEMON TEA BISCUITS

1 cup butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 egg

2 cups flour

1 cup of your favorite lemon curd or lemon pie filling

Lemon glaze (below)


Mix butter, sugar, salt and egg until blended. Stir in flour. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.


Heat oven to 350*. Roll dough out to 1/8" and cut into 2" rounds or use a decorative cutter to make cute shapes! Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 7-9 minutes or until edges are just barely browned. Remove from cookie sheet and cool completely. Put cookies together in pairs using a rounded teaspoonful of lemon curd for a filling. Prepare lemon glaze and brush on the tops of the cookies.


LEMON GLAZE


1/4 cup powdered sugar

2 teaspoons lemon juice


Mix until smooth.

If you make the recipe be sure to let us know! I hope you enjoy it... perhaps for Easter :) The cookies are so light and delicious-- perfect for spring!

As you might have guessed from the flowers in the pictures, our strawberries are blooming and we also have some of the sweetest specialty daffodils blooming that I planted in the late fall. I am so thrilled they came up and are putting on such a sweet show for us.

Thanks for visiting the blog! I'll be back soon with a little update on the seedlings in the greenhouse and what's happening in the gardens.


Have a beautiful new week ahead!


xx, Loran