Thursday, June 4, 2009

Flashback Friday ~ Microwave Lemon Curd

I'm having computer trouble so just a quick flashback until I get my new harddrive! I'm using my old old old computer that I bought back in the stone ages... And let me tell you one thing. This is one flashback I would seriously love to have skipped. The computer age back in 2001 was VERY slow and painful! By next week this time I should be zipping along again at the speed of light! So in the meantime lets take a quick peek at January of 2008 when I made some Microwave Lemon Curd..a recipe shared by my friend Carol at There's Always Time to Cook. I think she got the recipe from a gal named Colleen. I used this easy as pie recipe to top the cute little cheesecupcakes pictured above. I made them with a basic cheesecake recipe and swirled with the curd before baking.

Microwave Lemon Butter (ColleenOz)

4oz butter (NOT margarine)
3/4 cup lemon juice (about 3 lemons' worth)
all the rind from the lemons
grated 1 cup sugar (I use superfine)
4-5 eggs, thoroughly beaten

Put butter, sugar, lemon juice and lemon rind into a micro-safe bowl. Cook on high about 3 minutes, stirring halfway through. Butter should be melted and sugar dissolved. Beat in eggs and microwave in 30-second bursts until it thickens, about 2 minutes. Whisk after each burst. Cool and pour into sterilized jars. Cover immediately. Store in refrigerator after opening, or even before opening to prolong the shelf life, which is short. Makes about 3 medium sized jars. Sneaky notes: If you are making a lot of this, for gifts, etc, I peel the rind off with a peeler and drop it into the blender. Then cut off the white pith with a paring knife. Making sure there are no seeds, drop lemon flesh into blender. Whizz it up until the rind is pulverized. You should end up with about 1 cup of juice/rind mix per batch, to account for the rind and aeration. You can double or triple the recipe, just use a bigger bowl and adjust the times. I also use the blender to whizz the eggs. If they are not totally beaten, you can get little white strings from the egg white, which don't look great. If you overcook it and it separates, beat up an extra egg. Gradually mix separated (sounds much better than curdled, doesn't it?) mixture into egg. Repeat if necessary.

Here's a little photo flashback to Summer of 07

If anyone else has something they want to flashback to please join me for Flashback Friday! Put your link here and take a peek at the other flashbacks!

I'd like to make this My Foodie Friday Post as well. Please go take a look at all of the great posts over at Design's by Gollum!


Marsha said...

What a beautiful flashback and a reminder that I have yet to try the lemon curd that you all have recommended.

Whenever I see perennial geraniums now I think of you ;)

Mary said...

what lovely and petite cakes. I hope uour "puter" problems will soon be a thing of the past. Have a wonderful weekend.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love this recipe, Suzy! Hope you'll computer problems will soon be a Flashback also :)

Joyce said...

I never cooked in my microwave unless it is to heat up a food or frozen food. Not sure why I am so afraid to play with my microwave. Your recipe does look delicious. I hope you get your computer up and running. I like to pull my hair out when I have a problem because I have to wait for my kids to come and fix it.

The Bloom Girls said...

Wow! I didn't know you could make lemon curd in the microwave! This opens up a whole new world of possibilities for me!

Thanks for sharing!


ButterYum said...

I've been looking for a whole egg lemon curd recipe... glad I found this - and the fact that it can be made in the microwave is a great bonus! Thanks for posting it.

Cynthia said...

Suzy ... great Flashback Friday post .... gorgeous flower pic.

I love seeing the Flashbacks ... they're a gentle reminder of recipes that need to be made again. :)

I hope there are no more computer flashbacks in your future.

imjacobsmom said...

This is right up my alley! It sounds so simple - even I could do it. Thanks for sharing! ~ Robyn

honeysuckle said...

I like the idea of making lemon curd in the microwave and will try it. I can tell if it is not stirred completely the white part of the yolk will cook and leave the stringy parts. I'll be careful. Thanks for sharing.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I've never tried to make lemon curd - wow this looks really good - may have to give it a try - thanks!

Foley said...

Looks delicious - and a good reminder for me to make this... That's why I love these Flashbacks!!! Learning my age affects my memory at times..Go figure!!

Anonymous said...

Your little cheesecake cups look yummy. I am going to have to go look for something to flash back to.

Gollum said...

This is GENIUS! They look like tea cakes I saw in Austria, the kind of cakes that are so wonderful, they are eaten in perfect silence. I will be joining you next week for Flashback Friday.

XX 00

Dishesdone said...

That Lemon curd has been a hit on so many forums. It's practically foolproof and so delicious. Looks fantastic, Suzy, great flashback, especially in a cheesecake mini! I have to make some. Pretty flower flashback, too!

Nancy Jane said...

I'm so intrigued by this recipe. Didn't think you could do lemon curd in the microwave. Have to give it a whirl next round...Nancy

xinex said...

This looks wonderful and I love that it's baked in the microwave.....Christine

Kathleen said...

I am sorry I missed FF this week. Next week for sure!
That looks delicious.
I just bought 10 limes..will it work with limes?? You think?

Suzy said...

Thanks for all the great comments! Do give this a try. It's super quick.

Kathleen..yes limes. I'm sure it would work just fine.

Gollum..that would be great. The more the merrier!

Robyn I love your profile pic. My last name is Robin.

The computer woes should soon be behind me. Overnight shipping is great!

Puna said...

Thanks for the linky! I hope you don't mind, but I posted last Halloween of all things. I came over to look at your recipes. I love the lemon curd. It looks easy, only 5 ingredients. That's my kind of recipe!

Suzy said...

Thanks for joining us in the Flashback Puna. Halloween is great with me!

Debbie at Mountain Breaths said...

I'm glad you posted this recipe Suzy! Joe just brought home a huge bag of lemons from BJ's. I also hope you're computer problems will soon be a Flashback.

Cheryl B. said...

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Hopefully, it will then clarify of all of this for you ;-}

Cheryl B.

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