April 11, 2011

Sunshine in the woods,
sunshine on my counter.

Homemade Lemon Curd

+8 tbs. butter
+Zest of 3 lemons
+1/2 c. fresh lemon juice
+1 1/2 c. sugar
+6 eggs, beaten

Combine butter, zest, lemon juice, and sugar in a double boiler set over simmering water (don't forget the water below the boiler or your pan will burn--I have done this). When the butter has melted but before the mixture gets too warm, gradually whisk in the beaten eggs. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, for ~15 minutes or until the curd is thickened to the consistency of thin pudding. Remove from heat and let stand for 15 more minutes. Place curd in a sterilized container and store in the refrigerator.


  1. new meaning to the words, "whem life hands you lemons."

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  2. I never knew lemon curd was that easy! I love the photo of lemons.

  3. Almost I can smell how good that wood smells like. It looks so beautiful in there.

    Almost I can smell how good that curd smells like. It must taste so wonderful in there.