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How to Make Lemon Curd

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Finished photo of lemon curdDue to the confusion over adding the gelatin in last week’s blog,  I thought it might be a good idea to post a complete tutorial on Lemon Curd.  This actually applies to most curds I  have made with the exception of the Cranberry Curd which does not need a  boost from gelatin because it has a lot of natural pectin which sets it.

When I first started making large batches of Lemon Curd at the bakery, we piped it into small pastry cups for petit fours.  I noticed that towards the end of each piping bag, it would lose its stiffness.  So I started adding a bit of gelatin to help keep it stable and allow it to keep its shape when piped.  I find it makes all the difference in the world and use it in all of my curds today. Continue reading