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Lemon Curd


When we make pavlova we are stuck with 4 egg yolks and always wonder what to do with them. There are a few recipes that we have at our fingertips, but this lemon curd is one of the best and easiest ways of using the yolks. It makes a nice sized jar and from experience, never lasts very long once made. Spread it on toast and scones or to sandwich together a sponge cake.

Lemon Curd 

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 167ml caster sugar (or 2/3 of an Australian cup measure)
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 100ml lemon juice

Whisk the egg yolks and sugar until well combined but not too frothy.

Tip into a heavy-based and non-reactive saucepan, then add the butter, zest and juice.

Bring to simmering point over a medium-heat, stirring constantly (about 5 minutes).

As soon as you see bubbles, remove from the heat, still stirring.

Allow to cool. Transfer to sterilised jars and seal.

(Original recipe from The Cook’s Companion by Stephanie Alexander, Lantern, 2004.)


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Lemon Curd Ice cream

Delicious, smooth and creamy ice cream.

Lemon curd yoghurt ice cream – to serve 4

For the lemon curd: 

  • 2 small lemons
  • 120g caster sugar
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs

For the ice cream

  • 400g Greek yoghurt

Finely grate the zest of the lemons and squeeze the juice. Put the juice in a saucepan with the sugar and butter. Beat the eggs to break them up and add them to the pan.

Stir the mixture over a low to medium heat until the sugar and butter have melted, then increase the heat. Bring just to the boil, stirring constantly, them take off the heat. Strain through a sieve into a bowl and stir in the lemon zest. Set aside to cool completely.

Once, cool, stir this lemon curd into the yoghurt and churn using an ice-cream machine. Transfer to a loaf tin lined with cling film, then cover and freeze. Slice with a hot knife as soon as you take it out of the freezer.

(Original recipe from Leiths How to Cook, Quadrille, 2013)

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