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Delicious lemon butter

And now for something completely different: a favourite recipe for the weekend.

Our daughter Bree – a wonderful and creative cook – has kindly shared her secret for making delicious lemon butter – or lemon curd as it is often called.



Four eggs; three-quarters of a cup of white sugar; half a cup of fresh lemon juice (squeezed and seeded); two tablespoons of lemon zest; 125 Gm of unsalted butter, chopped.


  1. Place eggs and sugar in a heatproof bowl
  2. Place bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and whisk until sugar dissolves
  3. Add lemon juice, lemon zest and butter. Whisk for 20 minutes until smooth and thickened enough to coat a spoon. Don’t allow mixture to boil.
  4. Pour mixture into hot, sterilised jars and seal immediately.

Spread lemon butter on toast, crumpets, muffins, scones and cakes.

yummmy ….!




About Ian Roberts (255 Articles)
Ian Roberts is a veteran Australian journalist, PR man and writer/reviewer on accommodation and travel. Over many decades, Ian has travelled widely reporting and recording his experiences. His newsy columns - including Memorable Destination - have gained a big following among people seeking suggestions and objective information about accommodation, travel and destinations world-wide. Along with wife, Sue and her camera, Ian has taken up a particular challenge to help budget conscious seniors 50 and upward with travel and accommodation ideas - including suggestions for holding family reunions. Readers in Ian's home city of Newcastle Australia may also be aware of his travel and accommodation column in a local newspaper.

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