Easy Homemade Lemon Curd

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Easy homemade lemon curd

Easy homemade lemon curd

Wimbledon 2012 is finally over! I had the most exciting time watching one of my favourite sport, tennis, for the past 2 weeks while still resting at home. The semi-finals and the finals over the weekend were just simply amazing to watch, particularly the men’s singles final between the famous Roger Federer and our Scottish Andy Murray. Federer emerged as the 7th time Wimbledon champion and World No. 1. Both are my favourite. But sadly, there’s only one winner. I’m sure Andy will win one day. Sad to see him cry. Now that Wimbledon is over, let’s get back to food….big smiles.

Lemon is an amazing fruit. It has a lot of health benefits. A friend of mine has some severe knee problem and had to take medication everyday so that she can walk properly. One day she decided to take lemon drink as she heard that lemons are good for health. Every morning she would squeeze one big lemon, mix with some water and drink it, without sugar. A few months later, she went for a holiday and she forgot to bring her medication. How horrible can that be! But much to her surprise, she had no knee problem! It must be the lemon as nothing in her diet had changed. She made a glass for me when I visited her once. My gosh….it was so extremely sour. I just had to add sugar and a pinch of salt. That makes it more drinkable….phew.

A lot of sicknesses are caused by over acidity of our body due to eating too much meat, flour, dairy products, sugar, preservatives and also stress while not eating enough fruits and vegetables. One effective way is to drink freshly made juices and also fresh lemon drink. Lemon may taste very acidic but it leaves an alkaline ash after digestion which can help to raise our body pH. Give a try.

Unwaxed lemons

Unwaxed lemons

Lemon curd, or lemon jam, has been long on my list of food that I want to make. Finally I got down to making it yesterday because I was bored while waiting for the Wimbledon men’s final to start. It was actually rather easy except for grating the lemons to get the zest. But well, it was a great way to kill my boredom…*grin*.

Here’s my lemon curd recipe:

5 medium unwaxed lemon
300g sugar (I used unrefined sugar)
125g butter
7 medium eggs

Lemon and egg mixture

Lemon and egg mixture

Get a pot that will fit into another pot because you want to double boil the lemon curd. Grate the unwaxed lemon into the pot. Add the eggs and sugar. Whisk until well combined. Squeeze the lemon juice into the pot.

Fill the lower pot with water and put to boil. Put the pot of lemon mixture into the pot with boiling water. Keep stirring until the lemon curd thickens. You can sing or do belly dance while stirring….haha

Add butter to lemon curd)

Add butter to lemon curd)

Add the butter and keep stirring. Altogether it will take about 15 minutes. Of course I took rest in between stirring. My lemon curd still came out fine.

Cooled lemon

Cooled lemon

Remove the pot of lemon curd and let it cool completely before storing in the fridge.

This lemon curd is very delicious, still a little sour which I like. You can add more sugar if you like it sweeter. It’s very nice scooped over ice cream, over pancakes or on toast. You can mix into cream cheese to make cheesecake or you can make trifles like what I did in No Dairy Strawberry Cupcakes And Strawberry Love. I even love licking it from the spoon….mmmm…..so citrusy good.

Lemon is really inexpensive. Hope you will eat more lemon and maybe give this lovely lemon curd a try.

Quote of the day……

We cannot change our past. We can not change the fact that people act in a certain way. We can not change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.”

- Charles Swindoll

Keep Learning Keep Smiling

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suituapui  on July 9th, 2012

Lemon…maybe not, not into citrus. Vanilla perhaps…

Cathy at Wives with Knives  on July 9th, 2012

I love that quote by Charles Swindoll. I have it taped to the wall next to my computer. Lemon curd is so versatile and delicious. I like to put it in little tarts and put a strawberry on top. Lovely recipe, Mary.

Lyndsey  on July 9th, 2012

Yum, I love lemons and hope my lemon tree survives this summer. I usually make it in winter because that is when my tree is full, and I know that I don’t use anything on my lemons. What a nice lemon curd recipe!

Stella  on July 9th, 2012

I love lemon curd tartlets!!

claire  on July 9th, 2012

Normally I mix lemon with manuka honey… that reminds me, tomorrow i better buy some.. and when we go out for food, my girl and i like to order lemon juice.. it is alkali unlike limes…

Cheah  on July 9th, 2012

I can imagine you doing belly dancing or the hula, hula while stirring the lemon curd. I’ll love it on pancakes!

Swathi  on July 9th, 2012

Home made lemon curd looks delicious. I haven’t seen the game as busy with cleaning the house.

cakewhiz  on July 9th, 2012

i didn’t get a chance to watch the tennis games but i did watch bits of the soccer matches that were on last week…

your lemon curd looks delicious…i love spreading it on cakes! yum!

Mary  on July 9th, 2012

@suituapui - Haha…Arthur, you sure have lots of good taste. Maybe add a little lemon to your vanilla desserts :D

@Cathy at Wives with Knives - That’s a nice place to put the quote. I think I should tape it on my dining wall so that my girls don’t complain about eating vegetables :P Love your lemon tarts. I need to try that out one day. Thanks very much for sharing.

@Lyndsey - That’s so wonderful to have your own lemon trees. I didn’t know that lemon trees are so hardy plants that can survive through winter…..ooops :P

@Stella - I must try to make lemon curd tarts next. Sounds so delicious….mmm. Drooling :D

@claire - Your lemon and manuka honey is very healthy. I like it too. Good choice to call for lemon juice when eating out :D

@Cheah - Haha….one legged belly dancer! :D

@Swathi - Oh dear, you missed the game? But at least your house looks very clean :D

@cakewhiz - You must be a soccer fan. My daughter loves to watch soccer too. Oh yes, I love to spread lemon curd on cakes too, especially lemon cake….mmmm :D

somewhere in singapore  on July 9th, 2012

I have not try this before…

Blackswan  on July 9th, 2012

Hahaha! U’re so excited when talking about the game. I’m never a sports person, really.

This is the first time I’m hearing lemon curd, so used to seeing bean curd. Very innovative!

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on July 9th, 2012

Love lemon curd..tangy, sweet and delicious!

peteformation  on July 10th, 2012

Mmmm, just had dinner, would be good to add into my ice cream dessert…….hah, now where is that tub of ice cream in my freezer?….lol!

Biren @ Roti n Rice  on July 10th, 2012

I love lemon curd and usually get mine from the UK. Maybe I should try making my own. It looks easy. Reminds me of kaya except that kaya took a much longer time.

Quay Po Cooks  on July 10th, 2012

This reminds me of some egg yolks I have in the fridge. Time to make some lemon curd. Your curd looks silky and smooth. Nice!

Mistletoe  on July 10th, 2012

Next time I visit, can you make this for me? One reason and one reason only…I want to see you sing and do your belly dance. Hahaha! With that said, I’m actually not a huge fan of lemon in any kind of baked goods. All the lemon goodies I’ve tried have been way too sweet. Probably to cover up the sour taste, but just too too sweet. I guess I just haven’t tried the right lemon curd. Must try yours one day. Don’t forget the belly dance. :P
I see you’ve been in the kitchen more these days. Someone being more lenient on you, eh? Could only mean your leg is getting better. Hope you’re having a painless recovery.

kitchen flavours  on July 11th, 2012

Looks wonderful! Lemon curd is one of my favourite, have not made it in ages! Will have to do it soon!

Juliana  on July 11th, 2012

I love lemon curd…especially homemade ones…yours look great…indeed I can use some of the egg yolks that I have stored in the freezer.
Hope you are having a nice week Mary :)

Joy  on July 11th, 2012

Great job on the curd.

PlumLeaf  on August 2nd, 2012

There are few things that are as good as homemade lemon curd :)
I like mine zingy too! :D

Hope your ankle is getting better :)

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