Sunday, July 10, 2011

Lemon Butter

Also known as Lemon Cheese or Lemon Curd or perhaps you know it as something else...   I call it Lemon butter because we like to spread it nice and thick on our bread.
Throw away the double boiler, here is a foolproof Quick and Easy method to make fresh Lemon Butter

Lemon Butter
4 large eggs (at room temperature)
1 egg yolk extra
3/4 cup caster sugar
3 large lemons, (approx 3/4 cup of juice)
125gm butter chopped into cubes
Whisk the eggs, extra yolk and sugar together in an 8 cup capacity microwave bowl until well combined.
Whisk in the lemon juice
Add the chopped butter 
Microwave on high for 3 - 5 minutes whisking every minute.  
It is ready when the curd comes to the boil.
Spoon into sterilised jars, seal and store in the fridge.
It will keep for about 2 weeks but it never usually lasts that long in our house!

and if you get sick of sandwiches then there is always
Lemon Tartlets!
This Lemon Butter also freezes well with no noticeable change to the consistency once thawed.
Whilst on the topic of Freezing, I froze my excess boiled peanuts before we went away on holidays and I am happy to report that they too will freeze very well. 

And for those of you wondering about the Oranges 

More than half of them have already been eaten. Taken straight from the fruit bowl, peeled and gobbled up.  Just as they should be!


  1. Do you know I have never tried this...ever!

    I do love lemons though and have some that need to be used, so lemon butter it is :)


  2. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. We have eggs and lemons and I've been wanting to make this for ages but never quite sure how long it would last in the fridge. Didn't want us to get food poisoning. This is on my to do list this week.
    Anne xx

  3. it must be lemon butter weather. I've always wanted to make some and after 23 years of marriage i have finally done it, yesterday!!! it is sooo good particularly when you are using homegrown lemons and eggs. I'm going to give your recipe a try. You know how it is, when you're on to a good thing... Love your blog

  4. I'm going to have to give this recipe a try. Those lemon tartlets look very tempting.

  5. I have 3 bags of lemons sitting on the kitchen floor waiting for me to decide on a recipe, so this comes at a perfect time! Looks delicious. :)

  6. That looks very good! We love anything lemon. I am wondering about the eggs. Does microwaving this get it really hot? The consistency is perfect.

  7. I use a very similar recipe and it never fails! Soooo easy in the microwave. I just have to get lemons on my new tree now!

  8. Sounds like there'll be a lot of Lemon butter making in kitchens across the world this week! I hope you give this recipe a go, it's very Easy and so Yum! I've just added some fresh Passionfruit to the last drop of mine and had it on Ice cream for sweets tonight! Delicious!

  9. What a brilliant recipe! Will have to try this one for sure...could eat bucket loads of lemon butter :)
    Just discovered your gorgeous blog via Ivy Nest. Can't wait to explore some more :)

  10. Ohhhh! Those lemon tarts look yummy:)


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