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Luscious Lemon Curd

A perfect complement to an almond butter sandwich. A tart topping for a gingerbread cake. Added zing to a chocolate layer cake. I just love lemon curd. I whipped some up on Christmas morning to accompany my Ontbijtkoek, a spicy ginger cake that is a staple on the Dutch breakfast table.

Luscious - and Super Simple - Lemon Curd

3 large lemons
3/4 C raw sugar
8 T butter
8 large egg yolks

Zest the lemons, squeeze and strain the juice. Combine the zest and juice with sugar and butter and bring to a boil. Meanwhile beat the yolks. Add 1/3 of the boiling liquid to the beaten yolks then add the mixture back into the boiling liquid. Continue beating over medium heat until it thickens. Be careful not to let the curd boil or it will scramble. Pour the curd into a bowl and press plastic wrap against the surface to prevent a film from forming. Chill completely.


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