Edible gifts, Preserves, Something sweet

Homomade lemon curd

lemon curdLemon curd is much easier and quicker than you might think to make and makes a great change from jam on your toast and can be used as a filling for cakes too. I can remember making it at school so that proves how simple it is. This recipe will make 2 small jars double the quantities to make more, it makes a great gift. You can substitute the lemons for limes if they are easier to come by, you’ll probably need 3 or 4 limes, depending on their size.

So what do you need?

  • 2 lemons
  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • 80 g sugar
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp corn flour

So what do you do?

In a thick bottomed saucepan beat the eggs with a balloon whisk. Then add the sugar, butter and corn flour. Grate the zest of the lemons into the pan and then squeeze the lemons and add the juice to the pan to. Then on medium heat bring the mixture to a boil whisking all the time to stop it catching. Then reduce the heat and simmer for a minute, continuing whisking. Turn off the heat and immediately pout into two warm sterilized jam jars. Put a disc of baking parchment on top of the curd to seal it and then put the lids on. Label and keep in the fridge It’s probably best to eat it within a month, which shouldn’t be a problem.

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