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Lemon curd with orange and herbs

lemon curd

Lemon curd is tangy, sweet and really tastes of summer. I love to put lemon curd on cakes, pancakes and more sweets. But even a simple yoghurt gets a bold flavour with a spoon of lemon curd. For this lemon curd I did not use only lemons but also used some orange and lime. This makes for a more orange curd with a sweeter flavour.

Lemon thyme in the kitchen

I always grow herbs in small pots to use in the kitchen. And besides normal thyme I also have a some lemon thyme growing wild and big in my garden. Lemon thyme I often use in a lemon couscous, for grilled chicken, or in this case for a citrus curd. Lemon thyme has a great lemony smell and has small soft leaves. A great herb to have in the herb garden and to use in the kitchen πŸ™‚

Easy to make lemon curd

In this recipe I used a combination of lemon, lime and oranges. But of course you can replace the oranges with more lemon or vice versa. This basic recipe is a good one to experiment with. And once you know how easy it is to make your own lemon curd you will not buy it in the store anymore. Also, when you have a fancy jar this citrus curd makes for a nice home made present.

Lemon curd with orange and thyme

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Serves: 400 ml Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 egg yolks
  • Zest and juice of 1 small orange
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 225 grams of sugar
  • 115 grams of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon thyme leaves

Instructions

1

Put a small saucepan on a low heat and add all the ingredients except for the thyme leaves

2

Once the butter is melted and the sugar is incorporated slowly turn up the heat to a medium heat, while stirring

3

The curd should be simmering slowly

4

Add the thyme leaves

5

Let the curd simmer for 15 minutes, stirring regularly

6

After 15 minutes, turn off the heat, the curd may look runny, but once it is cooled it will thicken

7

When the curd is cooled slightly transfer it into a jar or container and keep it in the fridge, it will keep for several weeks

Notes

If you want to preserve the citrus curd for a longer period use a warm sterilized jar to pour the citrus curd in. When you want to preserve make sure the citrus curd is hot when you pour it into a hot jar. Screw the top on firmly, and let it cool upside down. This way the citrus curd can be stored for months.

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