Lemon Curd

Lately, I have been obsessed with  fresh fruits as if my body was telling me to quick, quick do something to store a little of summer so that it could face the months to come, happily.

curd, lemon,

With the abundance of summer fruits and the in-season citrus,  I have been jamming, canning as much as the pantry space will allow me. I found a quick recipe for a deliciously tangy lemon curd. Curds seem to be coming back in fashion. Probably because the orange and lemon curds are making way for new flavours. Take blackcurrants, Lucie at Baking Queen 74 adapted a BBC blackcurrants curd recipe with very effective results.

Picture credit : Lucy at Baking Queen 74
But before getting ahead of myself and experiment with all sorts of rich and colourful fruits, I kept it traditional here is my take on my mum's favourite a lovely....

Lemon Curd
Ingredients 
Makes 2 small jam jars
zest and juice of 4 unwaxed lemons
200g sugar
100g butter
4 egg yolk

Method
Zest and juice the lemon, I find that using the juicing attachment on the food processor gives a better yield,

Transfer the lot plus the sugar and the butter, cut into cubes, into a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, making sure that the bottom of the basin doesn't touch the water. Stir with a wooden spoon until the butter has melted completely.

Mix the eggs and egg yolk lightly with a fork, then stir into the lemon mixture. Now pay attention that is the sensitive bit, stir regularly, it will take about 10 minutes to thicken. You will notice that the composition has changed and feels heavy at that stage.

Remove from the heat and stir occasionally while it cooling.

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This might not be much of an Inheritance recipe story but lemon curd always reminds me of my mum who all her life has been on a diet but sneaked in the fridge to eat an entire pot lemon curd and to break a habit of a lifetime, it might have been a very powerful draw.
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3 comments:

Pebble Soup said...

Please do join us with an Inheritance recipe, I look forward to it. I've got to say that I am a bit curd crazy, I am going to try out a rhubarb curd next. Thanks for sharing your curd recipe.

Shaheen said...

I've had a blackcurrnt curd recnetly made with star anise, so its good to see the link to the recipe above so I can make at home.

I often make a Strawberry curd quite a bit, http://allotment2kitchen.blogspot.co.uk/2010/06/luscious-strawberry-curd.html

but this weekend i actually made a Marrow Curd - not terrible as it sounds, its more lemony.
I will share later this week, but something different for inheritance Recipes, or maybe not as the Marrow Curd was shared by a friend.

Pebble Soup said...

Marrow is a funny thing, I still need to determine if I like it or not.I will be making rhubarb and superfruits curd next.

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