I ran out of the shop brought lemon honey today and I thought i'It's time to try making it' This recipe is so brilliant!!!!! it't made 2 medium sized jars and a wee bit left over to test of course. Next time I may strain it before putting into jars... but other than that, tastes better than shop brought. I'm making it agin for gifts.
Some people call this lemon curd or lemon spread. Anyway you call it, it tastes delicious and makes a perfect gift.
- 4 large lemons
- 125g butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs, beaten
1. Finely grate the zest from the lemons and place in a stainless steel bowl or double boiler. Juice the lemons and add to the rind along with the butter and sugar.
2. Place the bowl over a saucepan of boiling water and stir while heating until the butter has melted and sugar has dissolved. Add beaten egg and stir over the heat until it starts to thicken.
3. Remove from heat and pour into clean sterilised jars and serve on toast or scones or use for cake or pie fillings.
This can be made in the microwave, place all the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and heat on medium heat for 8- 10 minutes stirring after each minute. Strain lemon honey before pouring into clean sterilised jars.