My granny's lemon curd

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    25 min

    This is a really simple recipe for lemon curd that can be scaled up easily. Lemon curd can be used in tarts, cakes and many other baking creations.

    KirstyJay

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    Ingredients
    Makes: 1 jar lemon curd

    • juice and zest of 1 lemon
    • 50g butter
    • 50g caster sugar
    • 1 egg, beaten

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Combine the lemon zest, juice, butter and sugar together in a bowl and heat gently over a pan of simmering water.
    2. Lightly whisk the egg and stir into the lemon mixture, whisking until all of the ingredients are well combined. Leave to cook gently for about 8 to 10 minutes stirring occasionally until the mixture is thick and coats the back of a spoon. Allow to cool then use or transfer to a sterilised jar and store in the fridge until needed.

    Tip

    One lemon makes about 1 jar, so depending on how many jars you want, just scale it up.

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    What I find is that if a recipe comes from your Grandma it is usually a) straightforward and b) good. This is a smashing recipe which is very adaptable. I doubled the quantity and added the zest of the lemons as well. It tastes wonderful. Thank you Grannie 💕  -  06 Apr 2017

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