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Easy Lemon Curd

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  • Time preparation 15 minutes
  • cook time 20 minutes
  • Serve Serves 2 x 150g jars

Classic lemon curd is delicious, but passion fruit or blackcurrant curd work well too. To make one of these variations, simply press the fresh fruit through a fine mesh sieve until you have 100g and use it in place of the lemon zest and juice.

Recipe taken from Gifts From the Modern Larder by Rachel de Thample (£16.99, Kyle Books. Photography by Ali Allen)
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 50g butter
  • 130g caster sugar
  • 2 free-range eggs, plus 2 egg yolks

Combine the lemon zest and juice with the butter and sugar in a small heatproof bowl. Rest the bowl over a small saucepan of gently simmering water, ensuring the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Turn the heat down to low and whisk until the butter has melted.

Whisk the egg and egg yolk together and add to the lemon mixture. Gently cook, whisking regularly, until the curd thickens. This should take about 15 minutes. Spoon into a cooled sterilized jar and seal with a lid. Use within 4 weeks. Refrigerate once open

Ingredients

  • Finely grated zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 50g butter
  • 130g caster sugar
  • 2 free-range eggs, plus 2 egg yolks

Method

Combine the lemon zest and juice with the butter and sugar in a small heatproof bowl. Rest the bowl over a small saucepan of gently simmering water, ensuring the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Turn the heat down to low and whisk until the butter has melted.

Whisk the egg and egg yolk together and add to the lemon mixture. Gently cook, whisking regularly, until the curd thickens. This should take about 15 minutes. Spoon into a cooled sterilized jar and seal with a lid. Use within 4 weeks. Refrigerate once open

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