Lemon Curd

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If you love lemons and anything that goes with them, you should try to make a lemon curd. It is delicious in cakes (as a filling of our famous lemon curdies) or on a buttered bread instead of jam.

Ingredients for middle sized jar:

Ingredients:

  • 3 lemons (organic or untreated)
  • 3 eggs
  • 90 g butter
  • 2 cups sugar

Instructions:

  1. Grate the lemon zest of the three lemons.
  2. Squeeze the lemon juice.
  3. Heat the butter, lemon juice, grated zest and sugar slowly over moderate heat, until the butter is melted. The sugar should have dissolved by now.
  4. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl
  5. Add the eggs very slowly and carefully (!) to the hot lemon sauce while constantly stirring it up.
  6. Now it is getting tricky: Let the whole liquid briefly boil up. Do this several times, until it begins to thicken. Do not forget to stir it patiently.
  7. While still hot fill it into a jar and instantly close it.
  8. Once cooled down, keep it refrigerated and it will stay fresh for several weeks.

Tips:

If you a too anxious to boil it directly in a pan on the oven, try heating it over a hot water-bath (bain-marie).