Eggless Lemon Curd

Long time ago one of our friends Vivek who lives in the UK had mentioned about this delicious lemon curd. Curious I searched for the recipe and somehow the procedure listed out put me off. It seemed too complicated and eggy and what if no one eats it questions plague me and I gave up.
Now after a long time I searched was for the eggless lemon curd recipe.

And my search stopped here at Geeta’s Kitchen .   I have not made any changes in her recipe but for the sake of documentation I am posting my lemon curd recipe here.
Ingredients:

yellow lemon zest from 5 lemons (these were what I needed to make my next ingredient)

1/2 cup fresh Lemon juice
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup Sugar
2 Tbsp Corn Flour
1/4 cup Milk, any type
1 Tbsp unsalted Butter  
1 pinch of salt
Method:
1.     Grate only the yellow part of the lemon (but not the white pith) before juicing. Then squeeze out the lemon juice.
2.    Put the lemon rind, juice, water, sugar, salt and corn flour in a big container of the mixer and process until thoroughly combined. Open the lid and drink in the aroma. Mmmmmmmmmmm divine!
3.    Pour the mixture in the microwave proof dish and heat on 100% power for 2 minutes. Remove from the oven and beat well using a wire whisk. By now you will start getting “what are you making queries” and a very interested audience.
4.    Return to the microwave and heat on high for another 2 minutes or until the mixture boils and becomes clear.
5.    Remove from the oven and beat vigorously with the whisk.
6.    Add the milk one spoonful at a time and whisk thoroughly after each addition.
7.    Add the butter and beat well until all the butter has melted and is incorporated into the lemon curd. Let cool slightly. Lemon curd will thicken more when it cools.
8.    Pour the lemon curd into a clean sterile jar, cover.
9.    Serve warm or cold. Store any extra in the refrigerator.
What a delicious aroma the stuff has!! I could not leave it alone.   My neighbors’ daughter Stacy  also loved it. in fact we are having bread these days for breakfast as I want to eat this delicious spread. 
 This was too sour for my hubby and kid no2.
 Kid 1 is not aware of this delicacy lying in the fridge. She does not appreciate sweets so I did not tell her.

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13 thoughts on “Eggless Lemon Curd

  1. Hamaree Rasoi July 13, 2012 at 5:06 pm Reply

    Very inviting lemon curd. Looks delicious.Deepa

  2. The Mad Scientist July 13, 2012 at 5:15 pm Reply

    Wow Deepa that was fast.Thanks

  3. Now Serving July 13, 2012 at 5:42 pm Reply

    sounds yummy!

  4. Kavitha July 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm Reply

    never heard of this before…very interesting and looking delicious 🙂

  5. Akila July 14, 2012 at 5:46 am Reply

    looks yummy….

  6. Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj July 14, 2012 at 7:15 am Reply

    different one… VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

  7. Radhika July 14, 2012 at 12:22 pm Reply

    The eggless version of the lemon curd sounds interesting Archana.

  8. Spice up the Curry July 14, 2012 at 1:06 pm Reply

    thanks for sharing eggless version. bookmark

  9. Gauri July 14, 2012 at 4:45 pm Reply

    Love the colour, and looks soo creamy!

  10. Shama Nagarajan July 14, 2012 at 5:49 pm Reply

    delicious yummy recipe

  11. Priya July 16, 2012 at 1:20 pm Reply

    Wow eggless lemon curd thats truly awesome..Thanks for sending to COG.

  12. MAHIMA July 17, 2012 at 9:35 am Reply

    Great have read about it a lot but normally with egg… glad i bumped into your eggless version

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