January 14, 2013

Lemon curd for Tea Time Treats

My first home-made lemon curd
In January Karen from Lavender and Lovage is the virtual hostess for the monthly blogging event Tea Time Treats having focus on citrus. Tea Time treat is virtual tea table runned by Karen from Lavender and Lovage and Kate from What Kate Baked, which I participate regular in with great pleasure.

Having seen, that the theme is CITRUS, I have some difficulties in selecting just one recipe, so therefore I have decided to share a selection during this coming month with the rest of guests at this virtual tea table. 

This is my final fourth contribution for the virtual tea time table January 2013 having focus on CITRUS. What would be more fitting for a tea table than home-made lemon curd ? This is also at the same time my debut making lemon curd, normally I have always been buying lemon curd. However, having experienced how easy it is to make lemon curd, it will not be the last time, that I will be making lemon curd. This recipe on lemon curd I have located in the cooking book called “ Te og kager året rundt”, and I have have no changes at all to this recipe, and it has a perfect balance between lemon taste and acidity and sweetness, uuhmm.

While I was making this lemon curd, I was surrounded by the wonderful flavour of lemons and when adding in the butter, I got the buttery flavour notes on top.

Lemon curd a la “Te og kager året rundt”:
  •         3 eggs
  •         200 g sugar
  •          2 organic lemons – zest and juice
  •          50 g butter – cut into smaller pieces
  1. Start by adding boiling water to the storage containers/glasses.
  2. Take the zest from the lemons as well as squeeze the lemons from their juice.
  3. Whip eggs and sugar together in a bowl, before pouring this mass into a small cooking pot.
  4. Afterwards add in the lemon zest and juice.
  5. Heat on the lemon curd mass on low heat, stir very well in the mass, heat the mass until it thickens. The lemon curd must not boil.
  6. Remove the cooking pot form the heat and stir in the butter and let it melt.
  7. Pour the lemon curd into the prepared containers/glass and place them in the refrigerator.
  8. In case you add no preservation to the lemon curd, the shelf-life of it is approx. 1 week, when stored cold in the refrigerator.


  1. I ADORE lemon curd and this looks FABULOUS!

    1. So do I :-) I had no idea, that it was so easy to make yourselves. Kirsten


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