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microwave lemon curd

qahtan's picture

microwave lemon curd

Off topic, but goes nice with home made baked goodies


Microwave Lemon Curd

2 Lemons (juice & rind finely grated)
3 Eggs Whisked
2 oz Butter (or up to 4 oz)
8 oz Sugar (scant)

Melt butter, add rest of ingredients 5 mins in Microwave(whisk every minute)


summerbaker's picture

I love lemon curd and intend to try your method, but before I do.....

1) This may sound stupid but do you squeeze the juice from the lemons first, then grate the rind?  I thought about using the food processor but I doubt that it would mince the lemons finely enough.

2) How come the microwave doesn't "scramble" the eggs?  Just curious.



pattycakes's picture

Then squeeze. Always. If you squeeze first, it's very difficult to zest a lemon.