Tonight on Thursday’s Culinary Adventure:
(On top of scones from a mix)
It seems like everywhere I go on the internet, I have been finding articles on lemon curd!
( And advertisements for breast-enlarging-pills, but THAT adventure wouldn’t be culinary. More like Thursdays Necessary Adventure…)
So, I decided to take it as a sign from the blog-gods, and make some lemon curd of my own.
I originally had planned to make a lemon cake to top with the curd, but when I read the recipe, I started sweating uncontrollably.
Hard recipes = profuse sweating = an unhappy Caitlin.
So, I chose a scone mix from Krusteaz that only requires 2/3 cup of milk.
I found this recipe for Lemon Curd here.
You will need:
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh lemon zest
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cut into bits
- Whisk together the zest, sugar, and eggs in a saucepan.
For those of us who do not have lemon zesters (who wants to buy me one??), you will have to make do with a cheese grater.
Be sure to watch your knuckles!!
Nothing hurts worse than an open wound covered in lemon juice.
(I must say that, despite the acute agony that I was in, I was grateful for the little touch of drama that this would add to the post…)
- Stir in the butter, and cook over low heat- whisking often- until everything gets all melty and smooth, and the curd is thick enough that you can see your whisk marks in it.
The magic of the internet.
-Refrigerate for at least an hour.
Otherwise, you will have to make do with crepes, waffles, pound cake, angel food cake, …
And that’s all there is to it folks!
Taste Testers Say:
Caitlin: I like it! But I can’t help feeling like I may have permanently injured my knuckle for something that I could have easily purchased at the store…
(For the record, Mom, my bed isn’t made because the sheets are in the dryer. Otherwise, it would be made. For sure. I promise.)
Brian: It tastes like lemon yogurt. I like it, but lemon yogurt is cheaper.
(He’s digging post holes for our new awning we are putting up this weekend!)
The lemon curd is really fresh and tangy- but it DOES taste a lot like lemon yogurt. Did I do something wrong? I was expecting more of a lemon-pie-filling taste.
Next time, I buy a can of lemon pie filling and open it.
And eat it.