When life gives you lemons…

Actually I bought the lemons in my weekly shop with a plan to make limoncello whilst Mr Han was away skiing, but I was so busy with work I never got round to it – and then he came home with a bottle as a present for me from Italy! I don’t think I need two bottles of it and I kept looking at those lemons… I made a lemon drizzle cake but that hardly made a dent in the pile so I thought I’d make some lemon curd.  I didn’t want masses of the stuff because it doesn’t really keep, so I used the recipe from the back of Rachel Allen’s book Bake to make about 250ml.


It totally looked like custard in the pan!  I wasn’t sure when it was done, you know how everything looks more liquid hot?  I also have previous with getting impatient with things that need to be cooked slowly and me ending up burning them… But it all turned out ok, I filled a jar up and used the rest to fill a cake I’d made for work.  This was judged by a true lover of lemon curd (apparently my manager can just eat it with a spoon!) and pronounced very nice. So when life gives you lemons, make lemon curd.



Filed under In the kitchen, Preserves

2 responses to “When life gives you lemons…

  1. Joanie

    Wish I’d been in the vicinity……

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