28 January 2016

Microwave Lemon Honey...



What do you call it?
Lemon Butter?
Lemon Honey?
Or...
Lemon Curd?
These days the recipes are all very similar.
I call it Lemon Honey.
Some call it butter, others curd.

But did you know that Lemon curd originally dates back to England in the 1800's.
And it was NOTHING like our modern version.
In fact Lemon Curd was exactly that - a curd!
Lemon acid was added to cream and left to form curds.
The whey was then drained off through a cheesecloth.
EWWWWW....I bet that was so tart tasting.
Not at all tangy, creamy, sweet and delicious like this recipe is.

So matter what you call it,
(I'm calling it Lemon Honey, because that's what Grandma called it),
let's make an even more modern version of it by using a microwave to cook it.

This recipe makes about 4 cups of Lemon Honey. I used a 1100w microwave.
(Adjust the times to the power of your microwave.)

In a glass bowl, place:
1 cup lemon juice
150 grams cubed salted butter.
Microwave on high for 1 & 1/2 minutes.
Add 2 & 1/2 cups sugar.
Stir to dissolve sugar for a few minutes.
If desired - Add 2 teaspoons lemon rind that's finely grated.
Add 8 eggs that have been lightly beaten.  Whisk well.
Cook on high for 5 minutes.
Whisk for one minute.
Microwave on high again for 2 minutes.
Whisk for two or three minutes.
If you prefer a thicker consistency, microwave another 2 minutes.
Whisk again.
Place into sterilised jars and seal.

You'll find the printable recipe HERE.










2 comments:

  1. Looks so fresh and yummy! Thanks for sharing at Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday! Pinning!

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  2. I haven't made this in a long time. Looks so yummy right now!

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