Maybe you have finished sewing your apron from the Lemon Apron Tutorial.
In which case you could be ready to start putting it to good use in the kitchen.
In our garden in Spain we have a lemon tree.
Lemon trees are great because they perpetually produce lemons throughout the year, so I am not usually short of lemons. And when I have too many I make lemon curd.
So today I have made some lemon curd.
The method I use is in the microwave and is so much quicker and easier than using a double boiler. The recipe is from the WI and works a treat every time.
200g (7oz) butter, preferably unsalted
700g (1lb 9oz) granulated or caster sugar
grated zest of 4-5 lemons
300ml (½ pint) lemon juice (about 4-5 lemons)
300ml (½ pint) beaten eggs (about 4-5 eggs)
Place butter, sugar, lemon zest and juice in a large bowl in the microwave for about 2 minutes on full power until butter has melted and sugar dissolved.
Add the beaten eggs.
Continue cooking in 1 minute bursts, stirring each time, reducing to 30 seconds for each burst as the mixture thickens, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. (takes 10 minutes approximately)
Strain through a sieve and put into cooled sterilised jars.
I have finished my jars with lemon gingham fabric covers (with pinked edges) and tied gift tags, so that I can give them as gifts to friends and family.
If you like my gift tags you can download them free here to print on card Lemon Gift Tags