Sunday, 24 April 2011

Happy Easter

Happy Easter
                                                                                                                                                                 Hope you all have had a lovely day. Had a different Easter Sunday to what we would usually do. We have had a day of working hard around the house instead of going for Easter lunch with family.  Hubby has been laying Kitchen floor tiles all day. Daughter No2 went to stay at her friends and won't be back until Monday. Daughter No3 has been out with friends all afternoon. I have done a mountain of ironing, gardening, dog walking and made lemon curd.

Homemade lemon curd

4oz unsalted butter
Zest & juice 4 unwaxed lemons
12oz sugar
6 well-beaten eggs

Melt butter then add zest and lemon juice.
Gradually stir in sugar until dissolved.
Very slowly add the eggs stirring continuously over a low heat for 10 minutes.
Sieve if you prefer then pour into sterilised jars.
Cool then store in refrigerator. Will keep for about 3 weeks.

I need some of the lemon curd to finish off my baked lemon cheesecake I have in the freezer for my party. So that's another job I can tick off my party preparation list.

We decided to have the BBQ today instead of tomorrow. I made myself some spicy tofu kebabs, veggie sausages and I made a load of vegetable kebabs. Hubby and daughter had homemade burgers a chicken drummer and some sausages. We had this with homemade coleslaw and bread all washed down with a cold can of cider, lovely.


  1. How do you know if the lemon is waxed? I have lemons in the fridge that need using. I can't remember if they are from someones tree or shop :-( So not sure about the wax.

    I just want to make 1 jar worth. So do I divide your recipe in 3?

  2. Here in th UK lemons are sold in netting bags and they say on the label unwaxed lemons. I have made lemon curd with waxed lemons before and it did not seem to affect the end product. I just gave them a scrub before I used them.

    Never tried to divide the ingredients to make a smaller quantity but I see no reason why it should not work. Just remember to add the egg slowly and mix very quickly whilst adding it. Good luck if you go ahead and make some.