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

4 eggs
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


1/2  cup fresh lemon juice
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.

Once its thick I took it off the pot and let it cool a bit, then poured it into some sterilised mocconna coffee jars.

So easy and so delicious...

Thanks to best recipes for the recipe...its delicious!!!!

Until next time
lots of it
Mandy
xxx

6 comments:

amanda73 said...

i will have to tryyour lemon butter, love old fashioned jam chutneys relishes and spreads


we not on hols yet, school hols here starts at the end of the week

Sara Pierce said...

YUM! sounds delicious!

creatingme said...

looks fantabulous!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Yum! I adore lemon curd.

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Kristin said...

Oooh, very cool! I must try that! AND I still have yet to read the follow ups - please forgive me! I am eager to sit down and do that :) xoox