Lemon curd sounds horrible but it really tastes great. When a lot of people hear the word curd they think of cheese. The curd ,in this case,  is a citrus spread that is great on toast scones or even better use it to add at extra zing to Lemon drizzle cakes. A curd is preserve made with eggs and butter. Due to the eggs in the mix you need to keep it in the fridge and it will last for up to 2 months.

The amounts I have shown here will make 1 small jar. If you need more simply double the ingredients. I have shown 2 different ways to make the curd. You can either use the microwave method which has the advantage of being less likely to burn it on the bottom of the saucepan or you can use the hob method. Both work well, the hob approach needs a lot more stirring. Once it is cooked store in sterilised jars.

For me Lemon curd has the best flavour. If you are after a milder citrus flavour lime curd is also a good choice. Lemon curd can also be used in lemon meringue pie. Lime curd can be used in the American classic key lime pie. For a breakfast treat another great way to use them is to add them to some yoghurt and add some toasted breakfast cereal.

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