Try #Lemon Curd

Instead of jam, lemon curd can be sharp and refreshing. The secret is to keep the sugar content low, just enough.

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Simple ingredients for lemon curd

Whisk the sugar and eggs until smooth. Stir in the lemon juice, lemon zest, and butter. Cook in the microwave for one minute at a time, stirring after each minute. Once the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon you are finished.

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Heated ingredients

I place quantities in squares of cling film to freeze. Whenever I need some lemon curd, I thaw a  cling film sachet, undo the tie and squeeze the contents into a very small bowl, just enough for one or two helpings. This way, no lemon curd is wasted. It’s delicious on wholemeal bread.

For an extra tang, I place a layer of it over my Pavlova meringue. After this, I add whipped cream followed by chopped fruit to decorate. It contrasts well with the sweet meringue.

Lush lemons!

 

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