Signature Product Focus: Kowalski's Lemon Curd
Posted: Thursday, May 1, 2014
One of our newest Signature items is lemon curd. This delicious, fruity concoction is a versatile performer in the kitchen, so you’re going to want to familiarize yourself with the basics:
What is lemon curd?
Lemon curd is a soft, smooth, intensely flavored spread made from cooked egg yolks, sugar and lemon juice. Butter is usually added at the end of cooking to add a silky texture, sheen and richness.
Is curd the same as custard?
Curds are typically smoother and creamier than pie fillings or custards and contain a higher proportion of juice and zest.
How is it used?
Lemon curd is a popular substitute for jam as a spread for bread, muffins, scones, toast, bagels, waffles and pancakes. It also makes a great filling or topping for cakes and cupcakes, especially white and yellow cake, angel food cake, pound cake, cake and yeast doughnuts, and cheesecake.
Lemon curd can be used in all manner of pie and tart shells, puff pastry and fillo shells as well as Pavlova-style meringue shells (such as Bistro Meringues Dessert Cups) with fresh berries or other fruit.
What else can I do with it?
It's also wonderful swirled into yogurt. Try blending some with whipped cream for a fast and easy lemon mousse!
Find Kowalski's Lemon Curd in the Bakery Department.