lemon curd recipe

Lemon Curd

And I’m back in my British Kitchen! Lemon Curd is a treat better home-made. Besides it takes less than five ingredients and just a little time to make, before you can spread it on your Sunday morning toasts (or eat spoonfuls directly from the jar)!

Ingredients (makes 1 cup):

  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 2/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 egg yokes
  • 2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

In a medium bowl, quickly whisk lemon zest, sugar and egg yokes together. Stir in lemon juice.

Fit bowl in a saucepan over simmering water, and cook stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until mixture thickens and coats wooden spoon, about 9 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in butter, stirring with wooden spoon until melted.

Pour hot Lemon Curd in a clean air-tight jar and let cool completely, for 1 hour, before closing with lid.

You can keep up to a week and a half in the refrigerator, if it lasts that long.

Orange Blossom Citrus Mini Cakes with Lemon Curd and Honey Whipped Cream.

Last week I had the supreme pleasure of making one of my best friends an early birthday cake. The cake must be left for a different blog post, because this one is all about the lemon curd I made to go with it. Turns out my girl LOVES lemon curd as much as I do, and so I proceeded to make an exquisite batch of it, doused with ground vanilla bean and zest from a Buddha’s hand citron.

Post-celebration, I was left with a boatload of curd that I did not want to waste (flash forward to my spoon-feeding myself lemon curd whilst watching Parenthood #domesticbliss). So I did what any normal human being would do, and decided to make some orange blossom mini cakes layered with lemon curd and cream.

Recipe (and tons of swoony cupcake pics) here!

Perfect sunny day ☀️ Paris is prettiest under sunshine in spring 🌸 After having a raw vegan cheesecake made by my boyfriend especially for my birthday, I’m making a basil, avocado and raspberry sorbet with lemon curd parfait ⭐️ Scroll down a bit down the feed for the lemon curd parfait recipe or go on my Tumblr under the my recipes tab 🍋