Sunday, 30 June 2013

Lemon curd

Well, what can i say.... My favourite food ever! I love lemons, so this is perfect. Lemony, soft and definitely delicious.

Perfect on pancakes with cream, or try it inside a cake mixture and then on top for a lemony twist to cupcakes or for cake, pop this in and then put lemon drizzle on top.


4 unwaxed lemons
zest and juice200g/7oz unrefined caster sugar
100g/3½oz unsalted butter, cut into cubes
3 free-range eggs, plus 1 free-range egg yolk
  1. Put the lemon zest and juice, the sugar and the butter into a heatproof bowl.
  2. Sit the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water, making sure the water is not touching the bottom of the bowl. Stir the mixture every now and again until all of the butter has melted.
  3. Lightly whisk the eggs and egg yolk and stir them into the lemon mixture.
  4. Whisk until all of the ingredients are well combined, then leave to cook for 10-13 minutes, stirring every now and again, until the mixture is creamy and thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  5. Remove the lemon curd from the heat and set aside to cool, stirring occasionally as it cools.
  6. Once cooled, spoon the lemon curd into sterilised jars and seal. Keep in the fridge until ready to use.

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