Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lemon Butter!

Lemon Butter has to be one of the easiest, cheapest and most delicious spreads to make at home. Don't believe what they say about double boilers!!

Recipe (adapted

60 g butter
2/3 cup sugar (castor if you have it)
juice of 2 lemons
4 egg yolks (i used small eggs from the farmers market)
zest of 1/2 a lemon

1. Whisk the eggs yolks and sugar together. They should make a pale creamy emulsion.
2. add a little lemon juice and whisk again to dissolve any pesky sugar crystals
3. pour into a heavy based saucepan, add the rest of the juice (always taste as you go!*), zest and butter and cook, stirring over a medium heat.
4. remove from the heat once the lemon butter coats the spoon, but keep stirring until you pour into a sterilised jar

this whole process took me about 10 minutes, and make one glorious jar of primrose coloured lemony goodness.

* my lemons were super juicy and large, so i used about 1.5 lemons worth of juice. Taste it - if it is not lemony enough add a bit more, but remember you cant take the lemon back!

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