Lemons are such a beautiful and versatile fruit. They’re so bright and sunny and certainly, when tasted on their own, will wake you up like nothing else. Mixed with enough sugar (and that’s not just a little…), however, their sharp acidic flavor is tamed into a delightful indulgence. Think about lemonade in the middle of a hot summer’s day, or a lemon glaze over a blueberry coffee cake. Both recipes give you a sweet treat with a bright outlook. Lemon curd is perhaps the most intense version of this sweet acid. It’s tangy, sweet and oh-so-delicious!
The ingredients are simple and easily found in your kitchen on most days (assuming you might have 5 lemons in your kitchen on any given day). As I always mention, when you have so few ingredients in a recipe, make sure they are of excellent quality. In this case, that means the butter – using a high quality, cultured, unsalted butter will go a long way.