Friday, May 8, 2009

Lemon Love & Lemon Curd

I love lemons, how about you? When I was little, I picked a lemon from a tree, and it was the sweetest, ripest lemon I have ever tasted, even all these years later.

I have a lot of lemon items in my house, I can't help myself. Isn't this a good idea for a summer table? I'm inspired.

If I can find Meyer lemons I prefer to cook with them, because they are sweeter. And if you are a tea lover you have to make lemon curd for your scones. I guess you don't have to, but it sure is good when you have 20 minuets to make a batch!

Lemon Curd is the perfect filling for tarts too. We like it on pound cake because it's so sweet, and of course the English spread it on toast in the morning. Thanks to Blondie at Blondies Journal, for asking me what else Lemon curd is good with! Visit Her blog, it's adorable!

photo coptright flickr

Lemon Curd Recipe

3 large eggs room temperature

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice from 3 lemons at room temperature (meyer preferred) strained of the seeds.

1 tablespoon lemon zest...more if you like it lemony

3/4 cup sugar

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut up when cold, then left at room temperature

In a stainless steel bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water, add eggs, sugar, and lemon juice and blend. Cook, stirring constantly until the mixture becomes thick or about 10 - 12 min. Remove from heat and add the butter. Add the lemon zest and let cool. The curd will continue to thicken as it cools. Cover immediately with Seran wrap and refrigerate.. Correction: eat when it's cool!

I hope you have a "bright" weekend. Thanks for visiting.


Anonymous said...

thanks for the recipy

Ruth said...

Those lemon pictures make me think of summer.

Blondie's Journal said...


I have always wondered how lemon curd is made and so I have jotted down the recipe. Do you serve it with anything else other than scones?

I love your pic's and the idea of the lemons on the candlesticks!!

Thanks!! :-)


Mrs. Petrie said...

Liz, what a beautiful blog!! I'd love to meet up with you some time and do some crafting. I'm looking forward to checking out all the wonderful blog posts.

Robin said...

I love lemons too.
Thank you for the recipe. :-)

Have a beautiful weekend.

Martha said...

We love lemon anything -- I do enjoy the small crop I get from my Meyer lemon tree. And yes, lemon curd, is easy. Loved your presentation -- and that cake -- I could cut a BIG slice!


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