What is lemon curd?
Well, this is a very popular condiment, used with evening snacks. This condiment is quite similar to jam. You can call it a lemon jam anyway. Tangy and tasty with the zest of lemon, this topping adds a strong lemon punch to everything that you combine it with. Lemon curd has a smooth and silky texture and is thick enough to be used as a spread for various snacks.
So if you have prepared a jar full of lemon curd and preserved it or someone has gifted you a batch of lemon curd this summer, you must be wondering what to do with this delicious jam.
Here are some amazing and easy evening time tea snacks that you can prepare with lemon curd for your kids and friends at tea-time snacks.
- Lemon Tart
An ultimate mouth-watering and sinfully heavenly treat for all the Tart lovers. This is probably one of the easiest ways to use lemon curd. Buy a batch of pie crusts/readymade pie dough – just to make your work easier. Roll this dough into a large disc/chapatti of 1 cm thickness. With your fingers, carefully spread the tart sheet on the tin. Press the wedges with your fingers so that it sticks evenly. Now fill the shell with lemon curd. Bake at 160 to 180 degrees C for 15-20 minutes until the curd is set. Alternatively, you could also make mini tartlets by baking in muffin tins. You can easily order foods from your favourite restaurant online using Licious coupons.
Macrons are considered to be a high class and next-level sophisticated dessert; served usually at hi-tea time. Lemon curd is the best to make macrons. To make the macron, whip up egg whites in a clean bowl with very fine caster sugar until stiff peaks form. During the last stage of whipping, add a bit of gel colour whichever you like. Now pipe them on to a baking sheet with a round tip nozzle in small 1-inch diameter circles. Tap your tray twice to give your macrons the characteristic ‘feet’. Bake these at 180 degrees C for 8 minutes. Take them out and let them cool. Sandwich two of these macron halves with a dollop of lemon curd.
- Sandwich spread
Lemon curd is a versatile ingredient that can be used as a sandwich spread anytime you want. Feeling hungry? Pull out those loaves of bread from your refrigerator, a bunch of coarsely broken lettuce leaves, few drops of olive oil, cherry tomatoes, onion rings and lemon curd spread. You are all done for this tea time healthy snack for munching. This can also be prepared for your kids’ tiffin.
- Cake Icing
Another super great innovation to use lemon curd is as the icing of the cake. If you love cooking and baking, you always want to try out innovative recipes. Try out this lemon curd as icing for your lemon cake or even vanilla cake. Sweet and tangy taste to the cake is surely to be savoured.
To make this batter, you need 5 tablespoons of butter, half a cup of caster sugar (crushed sugar), half a cup of whole wheat flour and 1 teaspoon baking powder. One large egg is required to mix in it. The egg will make the batter fluffy while baking. The half lemon zest in it and give it a quick stir. Grease pudding moulds and fill it with pudding batter. Bake at 180 degrees C for about 20 minutes. Let the pudding cool and unmould it. Top it with dollops of lemon curd on it. Serve cool. Also, you can apply for Food Technologist jobs to know about this field.
These innovations in recipes will surely satiate your taste buds. Try out various innovative and creative recipes for more fun food and savour them with family and friends. Give these to your kids in their lunch box or try them out as a tea time snack.