Tuesday, May 17, 2011

lemon makes my world swirl

lemons are these amazing little bursts of sunshine and when i have them in the house, I feel like summer all over. sometimes I dream about living in a place where I can grow my own. maybe in my next life.

a few weeks ago, i attempted my first ever lemon curd recipe.  it was for these little lemon meringue tarts i was making. something so delicious should be really difficult to make, right? WRONG.  Lemon curd is super easy and the little lemon meringue tarts were even easier.
start with 8 egg yokes. 

squeeze enough lemons to garner a cup of juice.  my lemons were pretty juicy so i only needed four.  before you juice them, remove the zest.  you will need two tablespoons for this recipe.  
Add 2/3 cups sugar and 2 tablespoon cornstarch to the yokes. Cook medium low heat, until combined, about 1 minute--whisking constantly. Add lemon juice and zest and cook till as thick as sour cream--about 4 minutes, again whisking constantly. Strain and add butter, stir...

and that's it!

lemon curd is like cheese, bacon and avacados--it makes everything better. use it soon and often!

1 comment:

  1. Love the title and the tasty treat. You are super impressive!!