Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Lemon Curd

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Lemon curd - well, you can buy it at the store, but home made is so much better. Some recipes are more involved - this is not. It'll make a small batch, but still plenty. This is so easy I actually whipped it up with the baby on my arm!

Do try it with homemade mini pavlovas (using the same number of egg whites, as it happens), whipped cream and some fresh strawberries. It doesn't get much better than that.

Lemon Curd
(printable recipe)
about 200 ml

4 egg yolks
150 g sugar
100 ml lemon juice (two lemons made just enough)
zest from one lemon
70 g butter, diced

Beat egg yolks and sugar until really fluffy. Add with the lemon juice, lemon zest and butter in a heavy saucepan and heat gently. Whisk all the time. When the cream is almost boiling and thickened, remove from heat and keep whisking until cooled down. A cold waterbath makes this much faster. Place in the fridge before serving, as it will firm up a little bit more that way.

Recipe in Swedish:
Lemon Curd

7 comments:

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chezsofia said...

Homemade lemon curd is sooo good and it really is deliciousin combination with whipped cream.

I made a swiss roll cake just this morning with lemon curd, blueberries and whipped cream.

A few weeks ago I made a really tasty panna cotta with lemon curd topping.

Barbara said...

I'm a sucker for lemon curd too. I mix it with yogurt and pour it over fresh fruit.

Brilynn said...

I love lemon curd! I don't like its name though, and I think that's what put me off trying it for so long. I've smartened up though since then.

Kevin said...

Lemon curd is so good! I could eat it by the bowl full.

Fröken Dill said...

Sounds much better than lemon curd from the shop. I guess lime curd can be made in the same way?

Fröken Dill

Anne said...

Fröken Dill - det borde gå jättebra, eller med apelsin för den delen. :)