I blame Nanny for my curd addition. Growing up she kept me in lemon butter. She knew I loved it and would always send a jar home with mum.
She never missed a bowls day and long after her painful back sidelined her, she could be found selling raffle tickets and sniffing out the very best passionfruit butter at the stall. Just for me.
While Nanny is no longer with us, I think of her every time I open a jar of lemon butter or lime curd or any of those delicious tart, buttery spreads.
old-fashioned lime curd
A wonderful addition to desserts, this zingy lime curd makes a great tart filling. (It’s also delicious on toast for breakfast if you’re feeling indulgent!)
5 egg yolks
¾ cup sugar plus extra to taste if needed
125g butter, cut into cubes
Whisk the egg yolks and sugar in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Add the butter and heat slowly over a low heat until the butter melts.
Zest three of the limes and add the zest to the egg yolk mixture. Juice the limes to make 1 cup of lime juice. Once the butter has melted to add the lime juice.
Stir using the whisk for 15 minutes until the curd thickens up. Do not allow the mixture to boil - this will split the curd.
Once the curd is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, remove from the heat, put the lid on it and allow to thicken further.
Once cool, place in sterilised jars and keep refrigerated.
If you're a curd addict too you'll love my lemon cheese spread recipe. It's over at Create Bake Make, pop over and tell her I said hi!
Emily Toxward says
Look at you? HOW adorable is that photo?
Helen Sinclair says
What a lovely photo.my Mum always made lemon butter for us.My daughter Sharon also loves it and I make for her .I will now give your lime curd a try. Thank you.
Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid says
Oh yum! Nanny recipes are the best, and look at that photo of three generations, it's pure gold! I just made some lemon butter today - now I want to get some limes in on the action. My neighbour got me in to those little chocolate cups and filled them with lemon butter, such an indulgent treat. I bet they'd be great with some of your lime curd too!
Seana Smith says
I am totally drooling. I can feel a lime curd tart coming on.