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  • Jam and preserves

  • Lemon curd
  • Makes about 500g/ 1Żlb.

  • Ingredients

  • 50g/2oz butter or margarine
    3 eggs
    200g/8oz sugar
    1 large or 2 small lemons

  • Method

  • 1 Melt the margarine or butter in a double pan. If you do not have a double pan, place a large bowl over a pan of water.
    2 Wash and dry the lemon. Grate the rind finely, then squeeze out the juice. Add this to the pan. Then add the sugar
    . 3 Beat the eggs and add to the pan. Stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of the spoon. Keep the water just below boiling point.
    4 Pour into clean, warm, small jars. Keep in a cold place and eat within 2 weeks.