Tomorrow is Gary’s birthday, and since he is a wonderful husband I figured it only fair that he should get cake. So when he went out to work this evening I got busy and made a gin and lemon cake. (Just a basic sponge but using gin and lemon juice in place of water).
Then I decided it needed a lemony filling so I had my first ever attempt at making lemon curd. I didn’t have a recipe so had to improvise based on what I’d seen on TV programmes like masterchef.
I had half a bottle of lemon juice to which I added 2 eggs, a cup of caster sugar and about a third a block of butter. All very approximate as I didn’t have a recipe.
I whisked everything other than the butter together first then cooked it until it had thickened and then melted in the butter before whisking again.
It looks ok, but I guess I’ll find out for sure whether it’s worked when it’s cooled down enough to taste 🙂