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How to make lemon curd

Lemon curd is a lovely cream that can be used in all sorts of desserts. Try putting a dollop inside a cupcake before icing it!

14
STEPS
INGREDIENTS
Rinse your lemons.

Rinse your lemons.

Grate the lemon zest, make sure to only get the yellow layer since the white layer has a bitter taste.

Grate the lemon zest, make sure to only get the yellow layer since the white layer has a bitter taste.

Juice 1 1/2 of your lemons.

Juice 1 1/2 of your lemons.

Put the zest, juice, butter and half of the sugar  (90 grams) into a sauce pan. Bring to the boil.

Put the zest, juice, butter and half of the sugar (90 grams) into a sauce pan. Bring to the boil.

Boil until the sugar and butter have dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside to cool a little.

Boil until the sugar and butter have dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside to cool a little.

Meanwhile, put the eggs and rest of the sugar (90 grams) into a bowl.

Meanwhile, put the eggs and rest of the sugar (90 grams) into a bowl.

Whisk until smooth and fluffy and you see lots of air bubbles.

Whisk until smooth and fluffy and you see lots of air bubbles.

Pour the egg mixture into the sauce pan and stir.

Pour the egg mixture into the sauce pan and stir.

Put the saucepan on low heat and simmer until the mixture thickens. It's important that it doesn't boil!

Put the saucepan on low heat and simmer until the mixture thickens. It's important that it doesn't boil!

Stir occasionally. In the beginning your egg mixture will sit on top of your lemon juice but as it thickens it will be easier to blend the two together.

Stir occasionally. In the beginning your egg mixture will sit on top of your lemon juice but as it thickens it will be easier to blend the two together.

After roughly 10 minutes, your mixture should be thick enough.

After roughly 10 minutes, your mixture should be thick enough.

Put in a container or a jar and let cool before putting it in the fridge. I'm using mine for cake later, if not I would have used a nice glass jar :)

  • 2.0 Eggs
  • 2.0 Lemons
  • 100.0g Unsalted butter
  • 180.0g Granulated sugar