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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Lemon Curd

I never really appreciated lemon curd until I made this recipe.  It is seriously delicious!! Especially if you love citrus.  You could do so many yummy things with it.  

I found this recipe on Martha Stewart's website: www.marthastewart.com  I LOVE watching the Kitchen Conundrums videos from her site.  They are so helpful and informative! Click HERE if you would like the recipe & video demonstration with Thomas Joseph

You will need 8 egg yolks for this recipe.  I have yummy plans for the whites but you could always freeze the whites for later use

so pretty

1 cup of sugar, 1 Tbsp lemon zest, 10 Tbsp Butter

Cut up the butter in cubes

Make sure you use only fresh lemon juice, not the bottle stuff, otherwise it won't be as tart, I needed about 3 medium size ones 

This recipe couldn't be simpler, just throw in the ingredients in the pot, whisk it all up...

turn the stove to medium-high

Add in the butter

And whisk constantly until all the butter is melted and the mixture starts to bubble slightly around the edges and has thickened. 

Pour the lemon curd through a fine mesh sieve into a glass bowl and cover it with plastic wrap directly over the top so that it doesn't form a skin. Let it cool down then refrigerate until cold

As I mentioned above you could use lemon curd for so many different things.  Use it as a cake or tart filling, cupcakes, on scones, or how I'm going to use it.  Which I'll post about next time... now the dreadful part - clean up :S

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