This is without a doubt my most used recipe ever because lime curd (yup, not lemon) is my favourite spread of all time. No peanut butter for me and say goodbye to marmalade because lime curd is where it is at.
I still remember the first time I had it in FDT (Food Design Technology) class as my mouth filled with drool because it was so, so sour! Definitely one of the better classes in school and it’s the same recipe I’ve used ever since.
Being a self-confessed sugar addict, it can really get no better for breakfast or lunch than a fresh slice of bread or two layered in it (with a cup of tea, of course!). So, here’s your gateway to sweet heaven:
Ingredients for your Lime Curd:
(Makes about 500g)
250ml fresh lime juice
125g unsalted butter, cut into cubes
Zest of 1 lime
3 egg yolks
175g golden caster sugar
1. Place the lime juice, butter and zest in a medium saucepan and heat over a medium-high heat.
2. Meanwhile, whisk together the yolks and caster sugar, then whisk in the cornflour.
3. When the butter melts into the lime juice and it comes to the boil, pour half on to the egg and sugar, whisking constantly to blend, then pour into the remaining butter and lime juice in the pan and heat again, whisking constantly until the mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon.
4. Take the pan off the heat so that it doesn’t thicken or split.
5. Scoop it into the jar, allow to cool, then chill.
Have you ever tasted Lime Curd or made it? What is your favourite childhood spread?