Lemon curd is one of those great afternoon teatime treats, lovely spread on hot crumpets or used as a filling in cakes or tarts. It is surprisingly quick and easy to make, even with a child helper as I had here.
You can of course buy lemon curd, but it's sure to contain thickeners and preservatives and you'd miss out on all the fun of squeezing lemons and cracking eggs. The whole process only took an hour from start to finish and was a fun way to pass a wet afternoon.
This recipe is taken from the WI book of preserves.