Simply… Lemons

I feel like I need a little food detox after this last weekend. I have been cooking, baking and eating way too much lately. I need to slow down. And what is my version of detox? Lemons! I know, I know… that’s no detox! That’s no green tea or wheat grass! I must start slowly and… aren’t lemons stringent and acidic enough to eliminate any fat deposits in my blood? Aren’t lemons used in detergent to fight grease? So I think this will do for now.

Oh yes, I did add pistachio and almond crumble and some butter and some eggs and some sugar…. What the heck! We will start detox next week!

Lemon Curd

100 grams organic eggs
35 grams sugar
100 grams organic lemon juice
Zest of 1 organic lemon
8 grams organic unsalted butter

Whisk eggs, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest together in a bowl. Place bowl over a double boiler and cook slowly while whisking until it thickens. Strain through a fine sieve and let it cool in an ice bath. Add the softened butter and whisk until incoporated.

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15 Responses to “Simply… Lemons”

  1. Ann says:

    it’s beautiful and I know it tasted like heaven, even if it didn’t exactly detox. :-)

  2. This looks absolutely delicious! Detoxing looks delightful in your home!

  3. Veron says:

    lemons are indeed great for detox. Usually when we’re toxic we are acidic and we need something alkaline to balance our body’s ph. Lemon though seemingly acidic is alkaline when ingested in the body…:)

  4. I could just sit here and read your blog all day long! Everything you make looks so wonderful. This lemon curd looks simply luscious!

  5. cookworm says:

    Yum, I just love lemon curd…could eat a whole batch myself. Those cups you used are adorable!

  6. I like your method of detoxing…LOL! That crumble looks yummy, do you have a specific recipe for it, or did you just whip it up?

  7. Irene says:

    Mmmm, I love lemons! Now, if you had the lemon curd with some brandy-infused whipped cream, we’d be in business! ;)

    Any way you can convert the recipe to US measurements (i.e., cups/ounces)? I’m awful with conversions and keeping the proportions the same. I’d love to make this, though.

  8. Aran says:

    Thanks everyone for your nice comments! I’m flattered!

    Mevrouw- For the crumble, I kind of just threw ingredients together. I use equal parts of sugar and butter and then enough almonds and pistachios so it comes together. No flour. then I baked it and broke it into pieces when it was cool.

    Irene- To convert grams to oz, you have to divide grams by 28.375 and that gives you your ounces. Does that make sense? I know a lot of people don’t use grams but is actually easier, everything is 10, 100, 1000…

  9. B says:

    I can see that Florida is close to your heart and the use of citrus is common to your recipes. It’s great! Citrus are refreshing and lemons are easy to get everywhere, so perfect! Would love to have a bit of that crumble…

  10. ooooooooooooooooo lemons my favourite!!! will definitely be making this!!

  11. C.L. says:

    I would definately say that lemon curd is detox! Don’t let anyone tell you different! Your curd looks beautiful as does the rest of your blog. You are very talented.


  12. there are few things i love more than lemon curd. i think it’s a great way to start detox!

    your curd is so much lighter in color than mine usually comes out, it looks like pudding (which i also love).

  13. Tartelette says:

    Lemons is what I crave when my body is in overdrive but I sorta kinda listen and go for things like lemon bars or lemon curds! Looks wonderful!

  14. Mmm lemons sound like a suitable detox to me!

    Gimme some of that Detox PDQ (pretty damn quick!)
    Bonne idee…

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