sweetly tart and so easy to make it s almost a sin to use shop-bought, although i have often done so, probably because i thought it was going to be complicated.
but that s what happens when you have loads of other stuff to do. full-time job, taking evening classes, housework that needs to get done.
and then i found this recipe on the BBC food website. a couple of friends of mine had already told me it was simple to make, and they had sent me their recipe, but i d misplaced it and today i just had my mind set on making some.
i followed the recipe almost to a tee... except that i didn t quite let it cool down completely before potting, but i think it ll be alright (i hope).
and because i really don t have to add anything, or didn t even tweak amounts, i ll only show how it went in pics. please do take a look at the link and when you have 30 minutes to spare, have a go too.
you ll need 4 organic un-waxed lemons
4 eggs and 1 egg yolk
100 gr unsalted butter
200 gr fine caster sugar
all the zest from the 4 lemons
and all the juice too
melt the butter and the sugar with the lemon juice and the zest in a bowl over simmering water, then slowly add the beaten egg
after stirring constantly until it becomes like a thick custard, leave to cool before potting into sterilized jars
i really did get exactly the amount mentioned in the recipe, which is 2 x 250 gr pots.
hmmm, i think i ll be making some of my favorite cupcakes again soon, with lemon curd, ofcourse.