LEMON CURD AS A GIFT FOR THE HOSTESS

Take a personal gift for the hostess with you next time you are going to have dinner with friends. Lemon curd is a lemon butter cream that can be used as a jam, cake filling or topping for cupcakes. Lemon curd has been part of the traditional tea table in the United Kingdom for many years, but in recent years it has become very popular for baking cakes, as well as a breakfast treat.

Pour your lemon curd out into nice glasses and make someone you care for happy with this perfect combination of sweet and sour. Here you can see how.

Pssst, you can also just make it for yourself. It tastes really good - also straight out of the glass. ;-)


Use the following for your lemon curd:

•  The juice of 4 lemons
•  Grated lemon peel from 2 of the lemons (use unsprayed lemons)
•  3 eggs
•  75 g butter
•  175 g sugar

Packaging:

•  Patent or jam jars
•  Tea towels and dishcloths
•  Little gift bag if desired

Make your lemon curd as follows:

Whip the lemon juice from the four lemons together with egg and sugar in a saucepan on medium heat (do not bring to the boil).

When everything is well whipped together after a couple of minutes, add the butter and lemon peel a little at a time (it may be a good idea to cut the butter into thin slices before adding so it melts faster).

Whip everything together on medium heat until it thickens and the desired texture is achieved.

Once the desired texture has been achieved, pour the lemon curd through a sieve into a glass storage jar and leave to cool.