Monday, June 17, 2013

Lemon curd is a ..

Lemon curd is a thick, soft and creamy, spreadable cream that has a wonderful tart yet sweet flavor. 
Lemon curd is very popular in California where it is usually made with Meyer lemons. A Meyer lemon is a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange, and came from China in 1908. It was planted all across California, and chefs quickly fell in love with its sweet, complex flavors. While it's traditionally served as a topping for cakes, it's also wonderful spooned over a bowl of fresh berries.
Lemon curd is delicious, and so versatile. It can be made by gently cooking a mixture of fresh lemon juice, sugar, butter, and eggs until thickened, and this lemon curd is tasty on buttered toast.
Always remember choose lemons which look firm, plump, and heavy for their size. Try to use fresh lemons when making lemon curd.

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