Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lemon curd


This one is for one of those mornings when you feel like starting the day on the right note. And by that I mean with dessert. Kinda.
Until a few years ago, in my lil' book of big bad munchies lemon curd fell in the vaguely familiar category. Nowadays it's become a staple in my fridge, right along with Moroccan lemons, Harissa paste and Gianduja spread.
This recipe will yield about 250 grams of luscious curd. Now be warned, this amount has more than 1 stick of butter and can be eaten right out of the jar in one sitting, if you're like me. ( Look for my forthcoming autobiography,entitled How I clogged my arteries in stores everywhere.) But jokes aside, pace yourself, and spread it thinly on toast or use it in a lovely pot de yaourt with some fresh kiwis, pomegranate seeds and passion fruit. And maybe ad some nuts and granola.

Lemon curd


4 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
2 lemons, juice and zest
125 gr butter, chopped

Whisk egg yolks and sugar until pale. Add lemon juice and rind and finally the chopped butter. Place over simmering water(low heat), cook until mixture has thickened (8 to 10 minutes), whisking continuously, bien sur.
Enjoy responsibly!


Fig and Cherry said...

I love your warning - enjoy responsibly! That should be on all food blogs ;)

I love the idea of adding the lemon curd to yoghurt, fruit and muesli for brekky, delicious! Great photo too, lovely colours.

heidi leon said...

I will be not so patiently waiting for your book to hit the bookstores! ;-D

lovely post. short but good.

I also love the combo of kiwi, yogurth, passion fruit and lemon curd.

Chocolate Freckles said...

This looks yummy!!!!... I'll try it this weekend!!

Jennie said...

Looks delicious Cherie! I love Lemon Curd. Beautiful picture too!

Ash said...

I love your presentation! These are just too cute!
I would have to agree... these look like they need to be enjoyed 's too easy to go for seconds!

Chef Fresco said...

What a way to start the morning! And you presentation is quite perfect!

Anonymous said...

Noone loves lemons more than I do!
I often make this curd, but this time made it with brown sugar - out of responsibility:). Wasn't sure about the outcome, but it tasted great and had a beautiful caramel colour.