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Lemon custard

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recipe for basic lemon custard!

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Ingredients

  • juice from 1 lemon
  • strained
  • 2 eggs
  • 60 g fine sugar
  • 60 g warm butter

Details

Servings 2
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 5mins
Cost Average budget

Preparation

Step 1

Beat eggs with sugar until foamy, about 1 minute.
Keep beating the eggs and start adding strained lemon juice and then melted butter (cant be too hot!)

Step 2

Pour mixture into small dish and cook, mixing constantly - wait for the mixture to thicken. Have to take it off immediately as the mixture thickens to stop the eggs from cooking.

Serve as you wish - in pies, tarts, or with fruits, whip cream, biscuits - your choice!

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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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