The title of this post should actually be Lemon Curd as this is what I ended up making. Last Sunday morning I attempted to make some Lemon Curd from The Domestic Goddess’ Larder chapter in How to Be A Domestic Goddess. Another chapter to bake from from my Cooking The Books Challenge. Only my local supermarket was clean out of limes. I saw a man putting two limes into his trolley and he said he was after four and there were none left as he’d asked. I bet I’ll go next week and the shop will be inundated with them. I was a bit miffed, the one time I really need something it’s not blinking there! Well in the scheme of things when there’s starvation in the world, not having any limes isn’t that big a deal so I used lemons instead.
I’ve made lemon curd before successfully so I was thinking this was going to be easy for me. How wrong was I? It ended up being a total disaster and I wish I’d just gone out and bought a jar instead of trying to make my own.
So what went wrong? I just don’t know, it seemed to come out all lumpy and tasted funny to me. I wasn’t sure if it was cooked long enough or too much. There was enough to fill the cake I needed to put it in but I was very disappointed. A great shame.