Monday, June 30, 2008

Lemon Honey.

The sun and blue sky are back today, but last week during a shocking spell of wet, cold and wind I thought my new little lemon tree was going to split with the weight of the lemons swinging on it. Luckily it didn't, but to let it get ahead we picked some of it's crop and also some from the old established tree which is laden. Okay, so we have had lemon pudding and although it is probably not good for us I have always loved LEMON HONEY ( curd to some of you ). I like anything sweet but tart or sour, so lemon things are some of my favourites. So my first job this morning was making some. Here is my recipe .

Lemon Honey.
In the top of a double boiler melt 220 gms of butter. Add zest of 4 large lemons then the juice from them plus any more to make up 1/2 a cup.
Add 500 gms of sugar and stir occasionally till sugar dissolves.
Add 4 eggs lightly beaten, stir in. Continue to cook , stirring now and then till mixture thickens. This could take quite a while. Cool slightly and pour into sterilised jars.
* NOTE. If you happen to have any extra egg yokes these can be added or if you have several used instead of whole eggs. ( some recipes use only yokes ). The taste will vary depending on your lemons. A smaller quantity can be worked out from these ingredients if you had only 2 lemons.

Yesterday I picked this basket of green goodies ( avocados, sapotes and Bay leaves ), while walking around our property surveying mess and damage done by last weeks stormy weather.
The last photo is for you Meg. Amongst treasures I have kept are a Winning Post Chocolate box and the ( 3 bears) sizes of Evening in Paris perfume bottles.


Tracey Petersen said...

OH Yum. I call it lemon butter, but it is deliscious.

Guðrún said...

I am sure it is delicious. I like the colors in your post, yellow, green and blue!

meggie said...

Thankyou Ali!! I think the bottle my mother had was the smallest. How lucky you are to have those, I love the blue of the glass. I think the Winning Post box is a treasure too. Wonderful memories.

Isabelle said...

That looks delicious. Alas, Mr Life is allergic to citrus.

Thanks for the vanilla, anti-prawn tip. It worked.

Thimbleanna said...

Ummm, that Lemon Curd looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Shirley Goodwin said...

Ahhhhhhh! I LOVE lemon honey!

loulee1 said...

Mmmmm, yummy, we call that Lemon curd, or lemon cheese here, either way, it's tasty and the home made stuff is sooo much nicer than bought stuff.

Suzi-k said...

mmmm, I adore lemon curd! i have never seen or heard of a Sapote!