Monday, March 14, 2011

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

And then a few weeks ago, I saw a recipe for microwave lemon curd, on a site I follow, mybakingaddiction.com
I didn't want to use the microwave though, so I used a recipe from finecooking.com.
And well, you can eat lemon curd on lots of things: toast, biscuits, crepes, pancakes...but those are all full of carbs, so I made sort of a lemon parfait with my lemon curd.  Vanilla greek yogurt, lemon curd, strawberries, and whipped cream (Raw cream sweetened with a little Truvia..)   Delicious!



Ingredients:

6 T butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
2/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest

In a large bowl cream butter and sugar for about 2 minutes.  Add eggs and egg yolks, beat for 1 more minute.  Stir in lemon juice.  (Mixture will look curdled but it will cook away, and end up smooth.)
In a medium, heavy based saucepan heat mixture over low heat until smooth.  Increase heat to medium, and cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens.  Temperature should reach 170F  The mixture should not boil (Well now things didn't go so well, and lo and behold, my curd started bubbling away while I was deciding if it was done or not.  I decided it was done, and quickly took it off the stove.  Didn't seem to hurt it. :)
Its yummy!

2 comments:

  1. Yummy! That looks wonderful! I so want to eat that right now! =)

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  2. mmmm, beautiful pictures.
    it's been a while since we've made lemon curd...this is making me crave it!!

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