Homemade Lemon Curd

 

 

 

Homemade – Easy and Successful Formula

 

Many years ago when I saw jars of Curd in an English shop for the first time, I had no idea what it was and how I could use it. This type of preserve just wasn’t known in Poland at that point.

Later I learned it was a popular ingredient for an afternoon tea in England served with scones, as a filling for cakes and pastries or a simple . I also found out from my mother-in-law another way of using it, but I will write about it in my next post.

Years passed by, and Curd is now available in some shops in Poland.

However a few weeks ago when I needed it, I couldn’t find it anywhere. So I decided to give it a go and make it myself.

I did a little research, found many recipes and in the end combined a few of them to create one pretty simple and 100% successful formula.

 

 

Homemade Lemon Curd

Agnieszka Weiner
An easy recipe for a yummy homemade lemon curd.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 350 ml

Ingredients
  

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 165 g caster sugar
  • 2 lemons zest and juice,
  • 80 g butter cold, cut into a few pieces

Instructions
 

  • Take a heat-proof bowl and choose a saucepan that is the right size to securely put the bowl into it (there has to be a few cm gap between their bottoms).
  • Pour water into the saucepan (a few cm) and bring to boil.
  • Whisk the eggs, egg yolks and sugar in the bowl until the mixture is thick and pale.
  • Stir in the lemon zest and juice.
  • Put the bowl over the saucepan of boiling water, decrease the heat to medium and stir the mixture (at first often and after 3-4 minutes continuously) with a wooden spoon until it is thick (it will take approx. 5-7 minutes).
  • Remove the bowl from the saucepan, add the butter, one piece at a time and stir the mixture till it is smooth.
  • Strain through a sieve into a sterilised jar, cool down and put in a fridge.

Notes

Homemade Lemon Curd can be kept in the fridge up to a week.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

 

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