Silky Lemon Curd

August 10, 2010thecoffeebreak

Lemon curd is smooth and thick spread, and traditionally was served with bread or scones at afternoon tea but now is used as a filling for cakes and tarts. This wonderfully rich lemon curd is easy to make and perfect sauce for any dessert. Enjoy!

Prep time : 10 min Cooking time : 15 min + chilling (Makes ~360 gram)

Ingredients: 2 eggs 1 egg yolk 70 ml fresh lemon juice 120 gram sugar 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 3-4 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened

Method: Place metal bowl over saucepan of simmering water, so that bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch water. Place eggs, egg yolk, lemon juice and sugar into the bowl and whisk everything together until smooth. Stirring constantly, cook for about 10 minutes or until mixture becomes thick. Remove from the heat and add butter and stir until butter has melted then add lemon zest. Transfer lemon curd to a glass jar and cover with clingfilm to prevent skin from forming; leave it to cool before transferring to a fridge.


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12 Comments

  • Moogie

    August 10, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Great recipe. Lemon curd is so versatile. Super photos by the way.

  • thecoffeebreak

    August 10, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Thanks πŸ˜‰

  • Magic of Spice

    August 10, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    I adore lemon curd, but have never made it from scratch…wonderful πŸ™‚

  • thecoffeebreak

    August 10, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    You should try – its really very easy to make πŸ™‚

  • Kim Kelly

    August 10, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Always nice to have a good Lemon Curd recipe on hand! Thanks for posting this one, and beautiful photos!

  • thecoffeebreak

    August 10, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    Thank you πŸ™‚

  • baking.serendipity

    August 11, 2010 at 12:17 am

    This looks delicious and would pair perfectly with tea πŸ™‚

  • es65

    August 11, 2010 at 12:19 am

    I love lemon! That looks delicious. Thanks for the recipe too.

  • 4evaRisa

    August 11, 2010 at 2:51 am

    Last time I made Lemon Curd I made it from a microwave recipe I found on the net. It was so simple to make. Came out great.

    I still have some left. This looks so good. I am glad that you posted this so it reminds me of what is sitting in the refrigerator. Yummy.

  • The Mom Chef

    August 11, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I've become a lemon curd fan, though I have to admit that I still find making it a bit daunting. Your recipe looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing it.

  • JillyAn

    August 12, 2010 at 2:51 am

    Fantastic! I love lemon curd and love the pictures.

  • thecoffeebreak

    August 19, 2010 at 3:27 am

    Thanks!

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