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My two eldest boys challenged me to start a cooking blog with simple recipes that we can cook together - and my youngest one has now joined in. I am hoping they pick up some cooking and photograph skills... or that at least they learn to design and run a blog.


We have been looking for a yellow recipe to remind you how to vote today - in case you are in Scotland and for the avoidance of doubt this is Liberal Democrat yellow.

We have adapted this from a BBC website but changed a little the quantities and the timings.
You need:
- juice and zest of 4 lemons
- 4 eggs
- 100 butter
- 180 g sugar

Put the juice, zest, sugar and butter into a heatproof bowl over a pan with simmering water (the bowl should not touch the water). When the butter is dissolved whisk the eggs and add them to the bowl while you stir the mixture (stir energetically while you pour the eggs or you will get scramble eggs) Stir it constantly for 9 minutes - I have no scientific explanation for this, but I think it helps if you stir always in the same direction (the same goes for custard by the way). As the mixture thickens you will see that the whisker/spoon leaves a trail in it. Get the bowl off the pan and stir for another minute. Pour into sterilised jars (just wet the jars with water and put them in the microwave for 1-1.30 minutes)

That is all. Easy - as easy as it should be for you to decide who to vote for!