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Old 10-30-2012, 10:04 PM   #1
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Need help for my lemon curd

Hi everyone, recently i try to made lemon curd but i am not satisfied with the texture. My lemon curd wasn't smooth texture and taste too eggy.


Will appreciate if you all can help me out. Thank you

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Here is how I make it.

http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...-pf-74950.html
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Thanks Fiona for sharing your recipe. Will try out this weekend and by the way what kind of the egg you using? free range egg? Because my lemon curd so orange color, i am guessing is my egg issues.
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Thanks Fiona for sharing your recipe. Will try out this weekend and by the way what kind of the egg you using? free range egg? Because my lemon curd so orange color, i am guessing is my egg issues.
I've made it with both free range and store bought, no difference except for color. I hope you enjoy this one, others have had good success with it.
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I've made it with both free range and store bought, no difference except for color. I hope you enjoy this one, others have had good success with it.
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It's so good. You will love it.
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I've made it with both free range and store bought, no difference except for color. I hope you enjoy this one, others have had good success with it.

Okay, then will change to free range egg and see how it goes. Will let you know the result this weekend. Thank you so much!!
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:03 AM   #8
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There is an easy microwave lemon curd that you can make, I got the recipe from Masterchef

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Old 11-03-2012, 05:18 AM   #9
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I did lemon curd from a Michel Roux's book "eggs". It was perfect. It does not use egg whites (lemon curd traditionally does not contain them - they increase the probability of lumps or grains occurring) and the texture is as it should be - very smooth and uniform. It is also incredibly rich - note that it uses more butter than the other recipes for the same amount of lemon.

The recipe is simple:
200g butter, diced
200g caster sugar
grated zest and juice of 3 lemons
4 egg yolks (taste-wise it does not matter if they are free-range or not)

Butter, sugar, zest and juice are heated up in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water (the bowl should not touch the water). When butter is melted, whisk until smooth. At the egg yolks and whisk for 10 minutes until it begins to thicken from the heat. If you want, you can pass it through a sieve to remove the pieces of lemon zest, but I like them. Pour into a jar and leave in the fridge, it will thicken much more - you will be able to pipe it. If you sterilize the jar beforehand, it will keep for about 2 weeks in the fridge. Enjoy!
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I did lemon curd from a Michel Roux's book "eggs". It was perfect. It does not use egg whites (lemon curd traditionally does not contain them - they increase the probability of lumps or grains occurring) and the texture is as it should be - very smooth and uniform. It is also incredibly rich - note that it uses more butter than the other recipes for the same amount of lemon.

The recipe is simple:
200g butter, diced
200g caster sugar
grated zest and juice of 3 lemons
4 egg yolks (taste-wise it does not matter if they are free-range or not)

Butter, sugar, zest and juice are heated up in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water (the bowl should not touch the water). When butter is melted, whisk until smooth. At the egg yolks and whisk for 10 minutes until it begins to thicken from the heat. If you want, you can pass it through a sieve to remove the pieces of lemon zest, but I like them. Pour into a jar and leave in the fridge, it will thicken much more - you will be able to pipe it. If you sterilize the jar beforehand, it will keep for about 2 weeks in the fridge. Enjoy!
Thank you Lardeffect. Will try it
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:17 PM   #11
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The most simple lemon curd you will ever make!!!

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 C. lemon juice
1 C. sugar
4 whole eggs
4 TBSP room temperature butter (1/2 stick)


Put the butter, eggs, and sugar in the blender, pulse to combine but don't over blend then add the lemon juice and combine. It will look like a coagulated mess but i promise you it won't look that way for long. add the entire bit to your saucepan aNd cook on medium heat. stir constantly. as the butter melts it will begin to look silky and delicious. cook until it reaches 160'F. DO NOT LET IT BOIL. place in a clean jar or crock and allow it to cool completely.

Tips:
-i like to use a silicon spatula to stir as it gets the bottom and corners better than a whisk or spoon.
-always served lemon curd chilled in any preparation, as the curd warms, even just to room temp, the flavor and aroma of eggs become more prevalent.

I REALLY HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS RECIPE AS MUCH AS I DO!
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INGREDIENTS:

1/2 C. lemon juice
1 C. sugar
4 whole eggs
4 TBSP room temperature butter (1/2 stick)


Put the butter, eggs, and sugar in the blender, pulse to combine but don't over blend then add the lemon juice and combine. It will look like a coagulated mess but i promise you it won't look that way for long. add the entire bit to your saucepan aNd cook on medium heat. stir constantly. as the butter melts it will begin to look silky and delicious. cook until it reaches 160'F. DO NOT LET IT BOIL. place in a clean jar or crock and allow it to cool completely.

Tips:
-i like to use a silicon spatula to stir as it gets the bottom and corners better than a whisk or spoon.
-always served lemon curd chilled in any preparation, as the curd warms, even just to room temp, the flavor and aroma of eggs become more prevalent.

I REALLY HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS RECIPE AS MUCH AS I DO!
A bit late to add a comment to this but here goes.

Excellent recipe, J_H.

Cuppers, I do have a suggestion to make. I suspect that the texture and flavour in your original effort were unsatisfactory because the mixture got to hot and the eggs effectively scrambled.

This is a hint from my Grandmother and always works for me - When you cook it use a double saucepan/bain marie/bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (but don't let the bowl touch the water). Don't try to hurry it - it's the job for a quiet afternoon when there's something interesting on the radio and everyone else is out playing soccer or at the Mall. Don't make too much at a time as it isn't a serious "keeper" - I always reckon on 6-8 weeks unopened in the 'fridge (if it lasts that long when the family find out what you've been up to ).
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