A deliciously tangy curd made with oranges and lemons, just like the nursery rhyme!
2 Large oranges
2 Large lemons
450g caster sugar
6 free range eggs
125g unsalted butter
A deliciously tangy curd made with oranges and lemons, just like the nursery rhyme! Try to use unwaxed fruit for this curd.
Wash the oranges and lemons and then grate the zest from them, avoiding the white bitter pith.
Cut the fruit in half and squeeze out the juice, removing any pips.
Put the orange and lemon juice with the zest, beaten eggs, butter and sugar into a double saucepan (or heatproof-bowl over a hot pan of water) over a low heat and heat gently until all the sugar has dissolved.
Continue cooking until the mixture thickens, the best consistency is when the curd coats the back of a wooded spoon without dripping off.
Spoon into hot clean jars using a jam funnel and seal at once. Store in a cool dark place for up to 2 weeks or for up to a month in a fridge. Refrigerate after opening.