Tuesday, 28 May 2013

LEMON GLUT - LEMON CURD AND LEMON CORDIAL

My husband went on his yearly men's 4x4ing weekend organised by some guys at our church and invited one of my girlfriends husbands. So we thought it was a great opportunity to catch up (but do we ever need an excuse??). She told me she had hundreds of lemons on her tree and that we should make something yummy and tried to tempt me with curd, curd my friends is my weakness! Anything curd lemon, orange, and passionfruit especially....drool (do you have any other flavours you make curd with?)! So we set upon making a large batch along with some lemon cordial to preserve the harvest.

LEMON CURD RECIPE

This makes 2.5 Liters you can quarter this recipe (quantities in brackets). This is great as it is (I love mine straight out of the jar), layered in between sponge cake, on top of pancakes, on top of a meringue, in a tart shell, made into ice-cream, layered with puff pastry, oh the list goes on!

800 mls (200mls) freshly squeezed lemon juice
740 grams (185g)
500 grams (125g)  butter chopped
12 (3) eggs beaten

Heat the sugar and lemon juice over a low heat until sugar dissolves and it's just about to boil (do not allow to boil). Crack all your eggs into a bowl and whisk together add a cup of sugar and juice mixture whisking continuously, and then add the remaining. Strain back into the pot to make sure there are no lumps and cook over low heat until it thickens. Once it has thickened turn the heat of and piece by piece stir in your butter. Place in sterilized jars and store in the refrigerator for 2 weeks (if you don't polish it off by then!).







LEMON CORDIAL

This is a lovely and refreshing cordial, dilute it with 1/4 cordial and 3/4 water. this recipe makes 2.5 Liters of cordial which makes 10 liters of cordial (or o0re if you like your cordial more diluted like me!)

1 L lemon juice
1 L water
1300 grams sugar

Add all the ingredients to a pan and bring to the simmer for 30 minutes, skim off any scum and bottle. Store in the refrigerator in sterilized jars for up to a year.



Today I am linking up with Love in the kitchen, so head on over and check out what everyone else is creating!

4 comments:

  1. It was a great day of cooking and chatting! Loving my curd and cordial! Xx

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    1. It so was! So am I down to my last jar of curd :(

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  2. This looks delicious! Thank you for adding these fabulous lemon recipes to Foodie Friday! I hope to see you again soon!

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    1. Pleasure! I will definatley be back :D Thanks for stopping by!

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