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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Lemon Butter/Curd

Following on from my Citrus crop posted a few days ago, and from the Lemon Butterfly cakes. Thought I better put up the recipe for Lemon Butter/Curd.

You will need...

Clean sterilized glass jars.
1 large glass bowl for going in microwave.
330mls of fresh lemon juice (I used 7 large lemons)
8 ozs Butter.
1 lb Sugar.
8 eggs well beaten.

In the large glass bowl stir the sugar into the lemon juice. Cut the butter into small pieces and add to the bowl.
Finally, pass the beaten eggs through a sieve, pushing through with a wooden spoon. Throw away the yukky stringy bits from the eggs.
Microwave on high, for a minute at a time, stirring each time too. Until the curd is fairly thick ( it took me 8 minutes in all. Don't be alarmed if it looks a little thin after this time 'cos it does thicken when set in the jars)
Place the hot Butter/Curd into the jars and label.
Will keep for a few months in the fridge, once opened.
This recipe was given to me by a lovely Scottish lady called Rita. (Jaygirl from Violet's Pantry)

Thank you Rita.


violets said...

Hi Sally, your lemon curd looks delicious, I'm addicted to anything lemon, yum.

Vi xx

Coby said...

What a fabulous recipe:) That Jaygirl's a clever one:D How do you sterilize your jars Hottie? I am never sure if I do it right. Your presentation is just glorious - are you planning to use them as gifts?:)

Sally said...

Thank you Violets, and yes me too.
Coby, I boil my jars in huge saucepan and then dry them in a turned off oven.
1 jar went to my dear Mum, 1/2 a jar got used with the lemon butterfly cakes and is now in the fridge, leaving 1 jar. Might have to do it again.lol

Ragdoll said...

Oh I love the look of this and it sounds so easy. Lovely photo too! I think it would make lovely gifts, thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

The lemon curd looks delicious Sal :)

Maria said...

Sally your lemon curd looks gorgeous, I love lemon curd but yet to make my own!


Rosie said...

A afbulous looking curd Sally!! I adore homemade lemon curd!

Rosie x

jaygirl said...

It is a fool proof recipe, lol, probably why I use it. Cheers Sal. XX

Anna said...

I love lemon curd and yours looks so pretty!

JillyB said...

I love lemon curd and your looks good! Hope you don't mind but there's an award waiting for you on my blog!