Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Lemon curd has always been on my to-do list. I had first thought it was like a marmalade, which I dislike, with zest and chunks of peel, but it is quite the opposite.
Curd is a creamy spread, the base made with eggs and butter, and of course citrus juice! You can use it on toast, scones, as a filling in tarts or other desserts.
Next blogpost, I'll show you what I did with it!
makes just under 1.5 cups
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 tbsp butter
3 large eggs
1 large egg yolk
Place the butter and lemon juice into a microwave safe bowl and heat until the butter is melted and mixture is hot.
In a saucepan, whisk together the eggs, egg yolk and sugar. While continually mixing, slowly drizzle in the hot lemon/butter mixture into the eggs/sugar mixture until all blended.
Heat the mixture over medium heat for about 5 minutes, mixing frequently, until the mixture thickens.
Remove from heat and strain the mixture. Place in an airtight container and chill before use.
Labels: dessert / sweet things