Lemon curd

Makes one to one-and-a-half jars

Ingredients

100g (4oz.) butter

225g (8oz.) sugar

175ml. (6fl. oz.) lemon juice

Grated zest of 3 large lemons

3 eggs

Method

1. Put the butter, sugar, juice and zest into a large bowl. Cook uncovered at full power in a microwave for 3 mins., stirring halfway through.

2. Beat the eggs in a jug and slowly whisk them into the mixture. Cook for a further 5 mins. or until the mixture thickens., checking a nd stirring every minute.

3. Allow to cool a bit, stirring every now and then, before spooning into jars.

Keep in the fridge and eat within 6 weeks.

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