Friday, August 26, 2011

Lemon Butter

Besides the raspberry jam, I also made Lemon Butter (I think it's also called Lemon Curd). I found an easy to follow recipe on Best Recipes.

4 eggs
2 egg yolks
3/4 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
125gm unsalted butter, chopped
  1. Put the eggs and sugar into a heatproof bowl
  2. Place the bowl over a pan of barely simmering water and whisk constantly until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add lemon juice, lemon rind and butter. Whisk mixture for 20 minutes until smooth and the butter has melted and thickened enough to coat the spoon. Do not allow the mixture to boil or it will curdle.
  4. Pour warm mixture into a hot sterilised jars and seal immediately. 
Makes about 2 cups.

Lemon butter can be eaten as spread on toast, in sauces, tart fillings e.g. lemon tart or lemon meringue tart, in crepes.

1 comment:

  1. Lemon curd is very versatile. This can be used to make lots of wonderful desserts. Can be very handy to always keep a jar in the fridge. Your recipe is quite similar to the one I used:D Have nice weekend.