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Blog - Recipes
Type: Basic - Cream
Serves: 300 g - 1 cup
Difficulty: easy
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking: bain-marie
Cooking time: 5-10 min
Special diet: gluten-free, vegetarian
Ingredients
eggs 100 g (3½ oz) (n°2 medium)
sugar 100 g (3½ oz)
cornstarch 10 g (½ oz)
lemon juice 50 g (1¾ oz)
lemon zest 10 g (½ oz)
butter 60 g (2 oz)
2019/09/05
Lemon Curd
The lemon curd is a delicate and velvety lemon cream, typical of English pastry. It is prepared with eggs, sugar, butter and lemon and should be cooked gently. You can serve it as a dessert in cups, garnished with strawberries or a fresh fruit, or spread on bread and accompanied by a cup of tea, according to the English tradition. Or you can use it to stuff Tartlets, a Fruit Tart or a Lemon Cake. I use it to prepare the fresh and delicious Lemon Meringue Tart.

How to make Lemon Curd
In a bowl suitable for bain-marie, mix the eggs with sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice.
Chop the butter in small cubes and keep it in the refrigerator.
Cook the cream in a bain-marie and stir it continuously with a whisk. The cream is ready when is thick.
Transfer the warm cream into the blender and add the grated lemon rind at the time.
Add a couple of cubes of butter (from the refrigerator) and start to emulsify the cream with the blender. Continue to add the butter cubes gradually, continuing to emulsify.
Transfer the cream into a cleaned and disinfected container, then cover with cling film.
Let the cream cool quickly, in a bain-marie of water and ice and then keep it in the fridge.

Tips and Tricks
The quantity of lemon can vary according to your tastes.
Use organic lemons.
When you grate the lemon zest do not take the white part because it have a bitter flavor.

Storage
The lemon can be stored in the refrigerator and used within 1-2 day.

Are you looking for a recipe journal to write down this recipe? I created the product that may be suitable for you: My Sweet recipes: Cakes and Desserts Recipe Book.

If you are looking for other delicious recipes, here are some examples:
Lemon Cake, Strawberries Tartlets

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