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Homemade Lemon Curd

 

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Fruit curd is a dessert spread and topping usually made with citrus fruit, such as lemon, lime, orange or tangerine. Other flavor variations include passion fruit, mango, and berries such as raspberries, cranberries or blackberries. Wikipedia

In this post, I show you how to make “Homemade Lemon Curd”.

Homemade lemon curd is quick and easy and so much more mouthwatering than the shop-bought variety. Made by cooking (by using double boiler method) a mixture of fresh lemon juice, grated outer skin/rind, sugar, butter, and eggs, lemon curd is enjoyed on buttered toast, and is a delicious filling for breads, tarts, cakes, and cookies.

In the coming posts, I will explain the usage of curds one by one.

Equipment needed: Wire whisk (egg beater) and nice, sharp grater with tiny holes, so that it will help to remove only the lemon’s outermost layer (colored layer) inner white layer will be bitter.

Ingredients:

Had 4 big lemons and took all those.
zest of 1 lemon and juice of 4 lemons
200g sugar
100g butter (cut into chunks)
3 eggs

Lemon curd

Procedure:

Put lemon zest, juice, sugar and the butter, into a basin kind of a vessel (refer pic) over a pot of boiling water, make sure that the bottom of the basin doesn’t touch the boiling water.

Stir with a whisk until the butter melts. Mix in eggs (beat lightly before adding by using a fork), after adding eggs, whisk regularly, until it is thick, it should be heavy (should stick to the whisk).

Remove from the heat and stir occasionally till it cools. Transfer the content to clean glass jar and store it in a refrigerator.

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Shri Kripa

Shri Kripa

Born and brought up in Puttur, settled in Bangalore. She is a foodie and love various kinds of cuisines. Always loves to experiment in the kitchen. But still she says, she prefers south Indian food and even a simple meal like Rice-Rasam-Pappad can make her day.

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