A Lazy Girl’s Guide to April

We are going to be open again on 5 April! Whoop, Whoop!

It’s going to be amazing to see the town coming back to life. At London Tiger, we are painting benches and tables in a lazy, pleasant, haphazard fashion.

Last month, we had a lot of feedback on the lemon curd recipe. Most people didn’t realise how suited it was to the lazy lifestyle. If you made some, have some left and must hang around inside baking, then we have a great cookie recipe which lends itself to using up leftover lemon curd, jam, stewed fruit or – since it’s Easter – maybe a dollop of Nutella and/or a mini chocolate egg. A five-year-old could make these and they are quite tactile, which kids love.

Mascarpone Thumbprint Cookies

To make 20:

  • 50 grams slightly salted butter (softened)
  • 100 grams of sugar (caster, granulated, white, golden, or whatever’s in the cupboard)
  • 200 grams of mascarpone (Philly will do)
  • 300 grams of plain flour
  • 3 to 4 tbsp of lemon curd, Nutella etc.
  • A little icing sugar for dusting

Preheat the oven to 180oC and line two baking trays with oven paper. Cream together the butter and the sugar. Beat in the mascarpone, followed by the flour.

Bring together the dough with your hands, roll into 20 equal balls, and space out on the baking trays.

Press lightly with your hand to flatten, and then use your thumb to make an indentation in the centre.

Chill for 15-20 mins, then bake for 20-25 mins until a pale golden colour. Cool on the tray, then transfer to a rack. Dust and fill as desired.

You know we are happy to see you in your (modest) pyjamas or exercise gear; however, if you must eat breakfast in doors, try this Denver Omelette, which is oven-baked and requires even less culinary skill than a pan-fried one. Also, you can be messing about with the coffee while it cooks.

Denver Omelette

To make 2:

  • 4 large eggs
  • 60 ml of full cream milk
  • 65 grams of cheddar type cheese (big shreds not grated)
  • 65 grams of finely chopped cooked ham
  • 15 grams of finely chopped pepper (red or orange, green makes you burp)
  • 15 grams of finely chopped onion

Whisk the eggs and milk, stir in the other ingredients, and pour them into a small ovenproof dish.

Bake at 200C for 20-25 minutes, till golden brown.

Lastly, how about an Easter cocktail? Got to be chocolate, right? No. Got to be something Spring-like and a bit different. How about a Portuguese punch using a Brazilian liqueur? Cachaça is the main ingredient in a caipirinha, but this is a bit fresher.

Portuguese Punch

To make 2:

  • 15 ml of runny honey
  • 100ml of orange juice (freshly squeezed is nicest)
  • 100ml of lemon juice (again, as above)
  • Zest of half to a whole lemon depending on taste
  • 150 ml of cachaça

Pour everything into a jug and stir to dissolve the honey, then serve in a highball or large wine glasses filled with ice.

Normally, at the end of every Lazy Girl Guide, we say you should come and see us in the old town. This time we have to say that you can´t know how much we are looking forward to opening our door and serving you, regulars, and newcomers, in what we hope is a reawakening of our lovely town. Lots of love from the Lazy Tigers.



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