Lime Curd

lime curd

I’ve always loved a citrus dessert, growing up I would hide behind the fridge door and eat lemon butter out of the jar with a spoon. The sour lemon flavour made mouth water and my lips pucker. A feeling I would often crave, so I’d go back for more.

Even now I crave that tart-sweetness and bake up a lime flavoured dessert. This lime curd is perfect, and I look forward to adding it to ice cream in summer, into a lime delicious pudding or even on the top of a plain sugar cookie.

What’s your favourite type of dessert?

lime curd jar

Lime Curd
Author: Clare Reilly
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  • 4 eggs yolks
  • 2/3 cups of caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime/lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chopped into 1 cm cubes
  1. Put 2 cm of water in the bottom of a sauce-pan and bring to simmer over low heat.
  2. In a medium heat proof bowl whisk eggs yolks and sugar together for about 2 mins, until smooth. Whisk in juice and zest until combined.
  3. Place bowl over sauce pan and stir constantly with plastic spatula until it thickens, this will take approx 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Add a couple of chunks of butter at a time, wait until almost melted before adding the next.
  5. Spoon into clean glass containers and cover with cling wrap.
Makes about 1 cup[br]Will keep in the fridge for 2 to 3 weeks


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