A delicious marmalade made from lemon.
As the title of this article says, this is all about Lemoncurd. I found the recipe for this marmalade at a norwegian website; www.tine.no On this website there are tons of recipes on dinners, pudding, sweets and starters.
The recipes for the Lemoncurd was really simple;
- The skin of two lemons, preferably in strips
- 2 dl of fresh lemon juice, it’s about three lemons
- 3 eggs
- 2,5 dl of sugar
- 125 gram of butter, cut in small bits
You have to wash the lemons properly, I used lukewarm water and an unused brush for this, before peeling them in strips. Using the potato peeler works perfectly. When you have peeled the two lemons, you have to press out the juice from them plus the third one until you get all the lemon juice you need. Make sure you don’t get the stones in the juice, I used a sieve while pouring the juice into the kettle so that I was sure I got all the stones out. Put the lemon flesh into the kettle as well before adding the lemon skin, sugar and eggs.
This has to be stirred on low heat, and it shouldn’t boil under any circumstances, until it thickens. It takes a bit of time, but it’s worth it. After it has thickened turn of the plate and take the kettle off as well. Now you have to add the whisk in the butter and keep whisking until all the butter is gone. Put the lemon curd into a jar and put it in the frigde.
When I was making this today, I was really sceptical and I was sure I did something wrong, so that it wouldn’t taste any good in the end. I was so wrong. It has a nice lemon flavour without being too bitter. I had made some cookies yesterday, and they didn’t taste so good, but with the Lemoncurd they tasted much better.
This marmalade can be made as presents for friends and family. It can be used on bread and cookies, or my favourite just by itself. I recommend everyone try to make this, and if you are a bit worried about the sugar, it’s quite possible to use less. It’s cheap and not too hard to make, and homemade food taste so much better than things you can get bought at the store. So why not try it, if you end up not liking it just pass it over to a friend or a family member and they’ll think you are the best person in the world!
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