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Almost famous Lemon Curd

Although we can't sell our lemon curd publicly, you can try to make it at home.  All you need is a double boiler (which can also be just a stainless steel bowl set over a pan of boiling water).  The key ingredients are eggs, lemons, sugar and butter!

5 eggs

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1 1/2 cups of sugar

zest of one lemon

3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 3 lemons)

1/3 cup butter (cut in pieces)

 

Combine the first 4 ingredients in the top of the double boiler and whisk together.  Place over boiling water and keep stirring until the mixture thickens (or coats the back of a spoon!)  Do not answer the phone, watch TV or do the dishes...if you don't keep stirring while it thickens you will get something more resembling scrambled eggs.  This process could take about 5 minutes.  When thick, remove from the stove and stir in the butter until melted.  Chill in fridge and then enjoy on your favourite scones or toast or spoon into pre-cooked tart shells and top with cream.  The mixture must be kept refrigerated and will last about one week...although not in my house!  The extra lemon zest can be dried in a saucer and then used to flavour scones, pasta, cakes,muffins, etc.  ENJOY! 

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