Monday, April 11, 2011
If life gives you lemons....
Make lemon butter...
We heve a lemon tree...it's not huge yet, but it has a few lemons on it that sometimes go off because we don't use many lemons. So, I went internet searching for a great lemon butter recipe. I haven't made lemon butter ever, but I always buy it at fetes and shows..it's just too yummy on hot toast.
So, I went down the street and bought a glass bowl to sit at the top of my pots...BUT...it was too small and didn't sit on top of the pot, so, I whipped out a glass pie dish and placed it on top of a pot of boiling , well simmering actually, water... Then placed in
3/4 cup white sugar
It doesn't get overly hot, but if you constantly whisk it the sugar will dissolve.
Once it does, about 10 minutes all up, and I didn't constantly whisk, you then add
finely grated zest of 1 lemon( their recipe called for 2 teaspoons)
125 grams...which is half a small block of butter, chopped into small pieces
Now you whisk this , quite constantly, until the butter melts and it thickens, close to 15 to 20 minutes.