The best thing about making lists is crossing things off the list...I've often intended to make Lemon Curd but never quite got round to it. Having added it to the list, I immediately set about making it!
Lemon Curd is a favourite of mine, especially when it's very sharp & extra lemony. The only way to achieve this is to make it myself...
I followed a Nigel Slater recipe.
|The other lemon rolled out of shot...|
I put the juice & rind of 4 lemons, 100g unsalted butter & 200g sugar in to a bowl over a pan of simmering water. (I only had 175g of sugar so did without the remaining 25g)
|Don't forget to add the juice...|
I stirred until all the butter had melted & then added a beaten egg mix (3 eggs & the yolk of another egg) to the bowl.
I continued my stirring until the mixture had thickened to a custard consistency (Nigel claimed it would only be 10 mins, my lemon curd took 20 mins...)
Then I let it cool for a mins before transferring to sterilised jars.
|The total cost was £1 per jar|
I will eat it on the crust of newly baked bread or warm crumpets or stirred in with yoghurt or just straight from the jar...
It was very easy & as well as tasting delicious it also filled the house with a wonderful aroma. Next time I might experiment with oranges or limes instead...