Wednesday, September 7, 2011

When life hands you lemons...

With today being a little on the "cool" side I am not keen to be doing a lot in the orchard/vegie garden, so I have decided to utilise some of the eggs provided by our 4 hens ( Ruby, Rusty, Roxy and the high maintainence blonde Millie!) and make some microwave lemon butter.

The MIL gave us a heap of lemons on the weekend, so this will be a yummy way of using them up! We have a Meyer lemon tree near the back of the house (close to a 6m long brick wall which creates a nice little suntrap for it), but it will be another year before we expect much fruit. I have plans of adding an orange in the same area...

The recipe I am going to try (found at

Microwave Lemon Butter.


Serves: 16
  • 250g (1 cup) white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • Finely grated rind and juice of 3 lemons
  • 125g unsalted butter, melted

Preparation method

Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 6 mins
In a microwave-safe bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs until smooth. Stir in lemon juice, lemon rind and butter.
Cook in the microwave for one minute intervals, stirring after each minute until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon.
Remove from the microwave, and pour into small sterile jars. Store for up to three weeks in the refrigerator.

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