Sunday, September 28, 2008

Lemon-lime Curd

I haven't written a blog in a few days because I've been working on the projects for the upcoming Ben Franklin Craft club newsletter. (Craft club members receive three newletters per year in the mail.) I took a break from the newsletter today because a neighbor, (Laura-the-gardener) gave us a bag of round mini limes(?). They were orange inside and very juicy so I decided to make lemon curd with them. I am posting a photo of the fruit, the recipe, and a photo of how I decorated the curd for giving (one for Laura, of course).

Lemon Curd

1/2 cup of lemon or lime juice
zest of one lemon
6 large egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar
1 stick (8 Tbls.) cold butter in cubes

1. Place all the ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat.
2. Stirring constantly, cook the mixture until it becomes thick.
3. Add the butter in slowly until the curd is smooth.
4. Ladle the curd into two small jars and refrigerate them.

To decorate a jar for autumn, tear a piece of thick, natural-colored washi paper into a circle to fit over the jar cover. Tie the washi paper onto the jar with paper raffia and add sprigs of berries and fall leaves snipped from an artificial branch. For the Christmas decorated jar, invert a muffin paper liner (Wilton Christmas themed) over the jar cover. Use cord to secure the muffin liner to the jar and clip on a gift tag with a mini Christmas clothespin (Xutai).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I didn't know it was so easy to make lemon curd!! Thank you for sharing the recipe! And love how you decorated the jars....