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Lemon curd - Louise Keats



300 g

Lemon curd

  • 70 g freshly squeezed lemon juice (approx. 2 lemons)
  • 50 g macadamia oil
  • 50 g unsalted butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 egg
  • 70 g raw sugar

Recipe's preparation

  1. Insert butterfly whisk. Place all ingredients into mixing bowl and cook 10 min/90°C/speed 2. Remove butterfly whisk.
  2. If desired, strain curd mixture through a fine-mesh sieve. Divide curd bewteen 2 x 160ml sterilised jars with sealable lids. Transfer into refrigerator to cool completely and store in refrigerator until ready to serve (see Tips).

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If desired, you can use any mild-flavoured nut oil in this recipe. Or you can make it dairy free by using 100 g macadamia oil and omitting the butter.

You can store this curd in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.

Butter is a source of vitamin A, vitamin E and vitamin K as well as the antioxidant selenium. Try to buy local organic, grass-fed butter as it's the more nutrient-dense choice. Or make it yourself from scratch in your Thermomix using fresh cream.

This delicious lemon curd is such a treat as a filling for lemon tartlets (pitcured) or as a topping for scones or pikelets. It's also lovely swirled through fresh ricotta as a toast topping. With less sugar than traditional and three nutrient-dense egg yolks, it's a staple in my kitchen and a great alternative to jam. To make tartlets, try using the Almond quinoa pastry or Gluten-free goodness pastry, both featured in Sweet Nourish, to make the tartlet shells (www.thermomix.com.au/shop/cookbooks or www.thermomix.co.nz/shop/cookbooks).

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  • KBurgess There are actually 3 eggs in recipe 2 egg...

    Submitted by Karin_B on 29. May 2017 - 15:58.

    KBurgess: There are actually 3 eggs in recipe. 2 egg yolks and 1 egg.

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  • Is it two or three eggs yolks The Ingredients say...

    Submitted by KBurgess on 20. May 2017 - 07:43.

    Is it two or three eggs yolks? The Ingredients say two, but the Tips say three.

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  • Absolutely deliciousand so easy ...

    Submitted by monicaih on 12. May 2017 - 14:05.

    Absolutely delicious...and so easy.
    I removed the butterfly after cooking and whipped on sp4/15 seconds. Didn't need to strain. Wink

    “Thermify me”..
    Take your Thermomix experience to a whole new level..! Love

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  • Delicious Lovely on scones too

    Submitted by Elliebird on 11. May 2017 - 13:48.

    Delicious! Lovely on scones too

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  • What did you use in the pie crusts

    Submitted by melaniE86 on 9. May 2017 - 19:55.

    What did you use in the pie crusts

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