Special Lemon Curd

eggyolks2It’s all very well making meringues and macarons – but you do end up with lots of egg yolks.  Of course these can make a great rich custard or ice cream, but if you want to try something different how about making a fruit curd?

I’ve made a great lemon curd before, but by using only the yolks, this recipe gives a really rich effect.  Replace the lemon with orange, lime, berries, or whatever fruit takes your fancy!


  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • 100g Castor Sugar
  • 45g Butter
  • zest & juice of 2-3 lemons
  • ½ tsp Cornflour


  • Set up a bowl above a pan of gently boiling water – make sure the bottom of the bowl is above the level of the water
  • In the bowl add all of the ingredients and start to whisk well
  • After 10-15 minutes the mixture will have thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon and appear paler in colour
  • Remove from the heat and either pour into a small sterilised jar or allow to cool and refrigerate

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