Lemon Curd is a super easy and versatile dessert sauce to use with lemon meringue tarts, muffins, macarons, scones, cheesecake, and more. Lemon, thanks to its prominent acidity, provides the perfect balance of flavors.
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Ingredients: 2 lemons, 40ml water, 1 egg, 50g sugar, appropriate amount of maltose.
1. Rinse the lemon zest with salt.
2. Take a lemon and scrape the lemon peel for later use.
3. Squeeze the juice of two lemons.
4. Strain out the core of the lemon juice and pour into another container.
5. Add 40ml of water.
6. Crack the eggs into yolks, add sugar to the yolks and mix well.
7. Pour the egg mixture into the lemon juice mixed with water.
8. Sieve into a small pot.
9. Add the lemon zest that was scraped earlier.
10. Add maltose.
11. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, and cook until thickened.
12. Remove from heat to cool for a while.
13. Pour into a container, cool thoroughly and store in the refrigerator.
It is easier to use refrigerated lemons when shaving lemons, shaving the zest before squeezing the lemon juice.
How long does lemon curd keep.
Because lemon curd does not contain additives such as preservatives, and is high in sugar, it is easy to breed bacteria, so the storage time will be relatively short.
The specific storage time has a certain relationship with the storage method. If kept at room temperature, it can only be kept for about 1 month, and if kept in the refrigerator, it can be kept for about 3 months.
How to store lemon curd?
Keep in non-metallic containers.
Lemon paste is weakly acidic, and when it comes into contact with metal, it is easy to cause an oxidation reaction, resulting in deterioration and discoloration of lemon paste, which destroys its nutritional value.
Seal and keep in a cool place.
Sealed preservation is to prevent dust and bacteria in the air from entering the lemon curd, so as not to have a certain effect on the lemon curd.
Do not place with odorous items.
To prevent odor, contamination, fermentation, etc., it is not recommended to place it with odorous or unsanitary items.
Can I eat more lemon curd?
Nothing to overeat, and the same goes for lemon curd.
Lemon curd can effectively promote intestinal peristalsis, improve constipation, increase appetite, and improve pigmentation such as freckles, but a large intake of acidic foods may cause acid reflux and nausea in the body.
Lemon curd is a great option for those who want something refreshing and non-greasy in the summer.