Vohn’s Vittles

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Homemade Lemon Curd

on April 7, 2013

Hello dear reader

You may remember I made marmalade a couple of months ago and was so pleased with the outcome, I described the results as “little jars of bottled sunshine”.  Well it has still been quite cold and wintery here in the UK so I wanted some more homemade sunshine to cheer me up.

I love the sweet-sharp tang of lemon curd and decided that its pale yellow was perfect for ushering in our long-awaited spring.  I have, for may years, been converted to buying only artisan lemon curd, as it is so much nicer than the mass produced versions, which I now find too sickly sweet.  I had heard that homemade lemon curd was even nicer, so I decided to give it a go.  Quick search online and I found a lemon curd recipe by the wonderful Nigel Slater in an old issue of the Guardian newspaper.  I could never match his evocative descriptions, so here is my picture version of his recipe…

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The kitchen is now filled with such wonderful fresh lemon scent that I am instantly transported back to our honeymoon and walking through the beautiful lemon groves around Sorrento.

Hurrah again for sunshine!

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cute chicks not necessary to recipe!

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Hats off to Nigel – this was an easy to follow recipe although it did take a little longer to cook than he suggested.  Most importantly, it is absolutely delicious – it tastes really fresh and zingy with just the right touch of sweetness.  Your lemon curd will keep for about two weeks in the fridge.

Here is my lemon curd all nicely labelled and covered!

Homemade Lemon Curd

Do you like the label and cover?  I downloaded the basic graphics from Furry Graphics, who have loads of lovely crafting papers and ideas.  I then edited them a little to how I wanted them to look and cut a pretty scalloped edge with my crafting scissors.

This jar is now winging its way to my dad for his birthday.

So dear readers, do you like Lemon Curd and have you ever made it yourself?

Vohn

x

P.S. If you like curds, here is an unusual and delicious strawberry curd!

British strawberries

click the pic to go to Strawberry Curd

 

Update: I am also entering this into Chris’s Foodie World Cup bloggers challenge, as England are playing today (14th June 2014).

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Remember to share my lemon curd tutorial…


14 Responses to “Homemade Lemon Curd”

  1. Chris says:

    Ah, I love lemon curd. Really, the only flaw with this recipe is that you have to finish it all within two weeks. It’s gone to quickly. Ah, make some more then. Homemade lemon curd is really wonderfully delicious.

  2. VENI KOMNINIDOU says:

    I looove lemons and here in Greece although they are used in food so much they are not so common for sweets but lately they are a trend
    {cakes and mousse)!!I m gonna try the lemonade and lemoncurd too!Thank you!!

    • Vohn says:

      Thanks so much for popping by and leaving a comment Veni! I’m so glad you’re going to try out the recipes! Have fun & enjoy your cooking. A lemon mousse is one of my very favourite desserts! 🙂

  3. Anyonita says:

    Ooooh look! Some Easter chicks have something to say about your use of eggs! lol 🙂 Cute!

  4. Fab instructions. I’m bookmarking this to try.

    • Vohn says:

      Thanks Kate. This is an old post and I must get back to doing more photo instructions like this again – lots of people seem to like them! x

  5. Annie Hall says:

    I concur, what a lovely way of presenting the recipe! I love lemon curd too, I hope to try this very soon. Your photography already looks great too – imagine what you could do with a better camera! Thank you for sharing. Annie

  6. Susan says:

    Lorraine is right Vohn that IS an ace job, well done it takes tiem and effort to do a post so well. The curd looks fabulous too. x

  7. These are great photos and instructions, particularly for people that are making the lemon curd for the first time! 🙂

    • Vohn says:

      Thank you so much Lorraine. I feel honoured that a blogger of your standing has taken the time to have a look at my little blog. I’d like to have better photos, so am currently saving my pennies for a better camera. Thanks, Vohn x

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