Unlike jams which contain whole fruits, lemon curd is made using juice.
It's sweet, tart, smooth and creamy, and can be used in so many ways from filling cakes, tarts, scones and so much more!
It’s a thick spread made from fresh lemons, sugar, eggs, and butter. It’s smooth, and creamy in texture with a bright, sweet, and zingy flavour.
Lemon Curd Uses:
As a topping - pancakes and waffles, ice cream, cheesecake, other cakes, ginger cookies or even plain toast with peanut butter.
As a filling - between cake layers, in a tart as a filling for sandwich cookies.
With a spoon - by itself out of the jar.
Fold into whipped cream - Whip heavy cream to soft peaks, then use a spoon to swirl in lemon curd. This is delicious with berries (or any dessert).
Sandwich some cookies - lemon curd makes a terrific filling for Shortbread sandwiches, macarons and Linzer cookies, too.
Lemon Curd Benefits:
Rich Source of Vitamin A: a snack of lemon curd offers almost 50% of daily vitamin A requirements for men and women. This is required to keep skin healthy.
Good Source of Vitamin C: since it contains lemons, it provides vitamin C which helps make collagen which makes the skin strong and resilient.
Lemon Curd Recipes:
Lemon Tartlets With Lemon Curd
This recipe uses a pastry shell to reduce the sharpness. Still, the filling is pure curd, making it very tart.
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Lemon Curd Loaf Cake
By adding a layer of lemon curd in the middle, you’ll infuse this cake with both incredible flavour and tons of moisture.
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