Lemon Curd

I looked at my piece of breakfast toast (Sasko Low GI Seed Bread – very good bread, if there’s no home-made bread available), the other morning and thought ‘this needs Lemon Curd’.

Now that’s not something I make often, since I’m the only one at home who eats it, but I think it’s very delicious.   Of course, it must be homemade!  So while I was busy in the kitchen, cooking other stuff, I also made a batch of Lemon Curd, and should you feel like some too,  here’s my recipe. It’s dead easy, because it’s made in the microwave.

This will make about 2 jars of curd; to prepare your containers, stand them in a bowl, fill them with boiling water, and set aside until needed.

Microwave Lemon Curd

 90 grs butter

180 grs castor sugar

juice and rind of 2 large lemons

3 extra-large eggs

  • Melt the butter in a fairly deep microwave-proof dish, about 2 minutes on high
  • Stir in the sugar, juice and rind – no pips, people!
  • Beat the eggs thoroughly in a separate bowl – whisk very well, this is important to prevent pieces of cooked egg white appearing in the curd, which is SO nasty
  • Add the eggs to the butter mixture, whisking well 
  • Cook on high 1 minute at a time for 5 or 6 minutes, whisking well after each minute,  until the curd is thick and glossy

 

  • Drain the hot water from the bottles, and ladle in the lemon curd, then seal tightly.
  • Store in the fridge

  

Use lemon curd to sandwich a vanilla sponge cake, or fill mini pastry cases, as a topping on cupcakes or with cream on flapjacks. It’s delicious on hot toast, and (I’ve just discovered) really good stirred into Greek Yoghurt!

Enjoy!!

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10 responses to “Lemon Curd

  1. Microwave lemon curd – thats clever. Have never attempted making it – you always make stuff seem easier than it is, Zabwan. I am not a big fan of lemon curd but your beautiful pics are tempting me to try this recipe. Thanks, Z.

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  2. Now why have I stopped making lemon curd?! Thanks for the reminder and such a straighforward recipe. Will have to give it a go in the microwave, have never tried this before.

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  3. I love my curd with yoghurt! Your recipe looks super easy 🙂

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  4. Oh I make this too and i had forgotton all about it.. now I WANT IT! i do not have a microwave so i have to use the double boiler though.. yum, thank you for reminding me.. c

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  5. So easy!! I love it!! never actually thought about making in a microwave?

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