Tuesday, February 9, 2010

mascarpone, lemon curd & cookies

I have been noticing mascarpone showing up in recipes lately. It is an Italian cheese that is kind of sweet, but mostly just marvelously creamy. It has a consistency similar to cream cheese, but is so much lovelier.
This is one of my favorite little sweet snacks: creamy mascarpone spread on a waffle cookie with a dab of lemony lemon curd.
I like to keep all the components on hand to share with friends. It is effortless, simple and just enough different to be interesting.

Of course Trader Joes makes the best mascarpone, lemon curd and waffle cookies. However, these treats can also be found at other specialty food stores. They are worth the extra trip.


  1. Best snack ever. SO glad you introduced me to it. One day when I had a cold I was desperate to have it, so I got dressed and went to Traders at 9 at night. Needless to say, it was so worth it. :)

  2. hey, this post totally inspired me to make my own lemon curd. the kids begged me to have a tea party for breakfast and make scones so we could eat our lemon curd on them. just wanted to let you know that i thought of you during our "morning tea."

  3. Easy entertaining at its best! Love it!

  4. So, so, so SO EXCITED that Trader Joe's is opening a KC store THIS SPRING! It can't happen soon enough.