Monday, 6 August 2012
Lemon Curd - a prize winning recipe
Ingredients 3oz butter
8oz caster sugar
2 unwaxed lemons - grated zest and juice
3 eggs - beaten
Put a clean jam jar in the oven to warm. This recipe makes 1 jar and some left over to eat immediately.
Place all the ingredients in a heatproof bowl and decide how to cook your lemon cheese. There is the relaxing way, place the bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir constantly until the mixture is smooth and thick. Or the quick way, which is keep giving it a 30second zap in the microwave until the mixture is smooth and thick.
If you are making it for your own use, pot it as it is. If you wish to enter it at a show I recommend that you sieve it. Judges seem to like a very smooth lemon cheese with no bits of zest. Also check the schedule as many shows specify waxed discs and celophane as they are quicker to open than metal lids.