Sunday, July 18, 2010

When Life Gives You Lemons...

...make Lemon Curd!

I made an angel food cake from scratch last night. Now I have a dozen yolks to do something with. Lemon curd seems the perfect solution.

Lemon Curd
Recipe courtesy Mary Maher

1 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons butter
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons egg yolks
1 tablespoon lemon zest
Combine 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons of butter, 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon of sugar, and the lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Bring mixture to boil over medium heat.
Blend egg yolks with remaining sugar in a medium bowl, using a whisk. Temper eggs by slowly adding 1/3 of the boiling mixture to the eggs, stirring constantly. Return egg mixture to saucepan, over low heat, and stir the mixture until it boils. Whisk in the lemon zest and remaining butter and remove from the heat.

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