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Sunshine in a Jar: Brighten your Gluten Free Brioche with this lucious Lemon Curd

Gluten Free Brioche sunshine homemade lemon curd

Sunshine in a Jar: Simple Homemade Lemon Curd

Brighten your day with the burst of sunshine packed into this easy homemade lemon curd! Forget about store-bought versions with their artificial flavors and pale hues. This recipe brings you the vibrant taste of real lemons, condensed into a creamy, sweet-tart spread that's perfect for spreading on rustic gluten free baguette toast, slathering on a slice of gluten free brioche or simply enjoying by the spoonful.


  • 3 lemons (zested and juiced)

  • 100 grams powdered sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. Zest and juice your lemons: Start by zesting the lemons, capturing the fragrant oils in the yellow rind. Then, juice the lemons, aiming for about 1 cup of fresh juice.

  2. Whisk it up: In a medium pot over low heat, combine the lemon juice, powdered sugar, and cornstarch. Whisk continuously until the sugar dissolves and the mixture thickens slightly.

  3. Temper the eggs: In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs until well combined. Slowly drizzle the hot lemon mixture into the eggs, whisking constantly to temper them and prevent them from scrambling.

  4. Back to the heat: Return the tempered egg mixture to the pot with the lemon mixture. Increase the heat slightly to medium-low and continue whisking continuously until the mixture thickens significantly and coats the back of a spoon. This can take 5-7 minutes, so be patient and keep whisking to avoid scorching.

  5. Strain and cool: Once thickened, remove the pot from heat and strain the curd through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any cooked egg bits. Transfer the smooth curd to a clean bowl and let it cool completely at room temperature.

  6. Citrusy delight: Once cooled, store your homemade lemon curd in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Enjoy it spread on gluten free toast, dolloped on gluten free brioches, or simply devoured by the spoonful! *Herbal Twists: This simple recipe yields a delightful lemon curd that bursts with fresh flavor and sunshine. Gather your ingredients, whisk up a batch, and enjoy the taste of homemade citrusy happiness!

  • Infuse with herbs: Add a sprig of fresh Lavender, thyme or rosemary to the simmering lemon mixture for a subtle herbal twist.

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