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Lemon curd

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Ingredients

  • For 2 pots:
  • 4 lemons
  • 7 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs

Details

Servings 4
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 20mins
Cost Budget Friendly

Preparation

Step 1

Grate the zest of 2 lemons, then squeeze the juice of 4 lemons.

Step 2

In a saucepan, combine lemon juice, zest, eggs, sugar and butter.

Step 3

Heat in a double boiler, stirring constantly for 20 minutes, until thickened.

Step 4

Pour into jars and close. Store in a cool place (not exceeding one month).

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INGREDIENTS

  • Eggs
  • Confectioner's sugar
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Butter
  • Lemon zest

METHOD

  1. Separate egg yolks and whites
  2. In a bowl, whisk egg whites
  3. Add confectioner's sugar
  4. Distribute on baking pan and flatten center lightly with a spoon
  5. Bake for 30 minutes at 250 degrees
  6. While that's baking, squeeze fresh lemon juice into a bowl
  7. Add egg yolks, sugar, and flour then whisk together
  8. Add butter and whisk again
  9. Take the merigues out of the oven once they're ready
  10. Spoon the filling into the center of the meringues
  11. Grate lemon rind and sprinkle the zest over the top of the pavlovas
  12. Serve!

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