Luscious and velvety, nothing beats home-made lemon curd
, Salted or unsalted, cut into small cubes
, Large free range
Place the sugar into a bowl and grate the zest of the lemon onto the sugar
Beat the eggs together in a separate bowl, squeeze the juice of the lemon and add to the eggs, mix thoroughly
Pour the egg mixture through a sieve onto the sugar and zest
Add the butter to the bowl and mix together
Microwave on half power, if possible in short bursts, until mixture thickens. Generally speaking do 1 minute on half power, stir, repeat a couple of times and then go onto 30 sec bursts on half power, stirring in between.
How long it takes to thicken will depend on your microwave, but it is usually no more than 5 minutes total.
You don't want to end up with lemon flavoured scrambled egg so BE PATIENT! The mixture should just coat the back of a spoon when ready - it will thicken as it cools
Use to sandwich a sponge cake, stir through vanilla ice cream - make Eton Mess with lemon curd and banana instead of the strawberries - luscious