Definition of lemon curd in English:

lemon curd

(British lemon cheese)


mass noun
  • A thick conserve made from lemons, butter, eggs, and sugar.

    as modifier ‘lemon curd tarts’
    • ‘Meanwhile to make lemon curd, in bowl, beat together eggs, sugar and salt.’
    • ‘You can make surprisingly good lemon curd with leaf gelatin.’
    • ‘This consisted of a single warmed scone, a pot of lemon curd and one of clotted cream.’
    • ‘When did it become acceptable to put lemon curd in Belgian buns?’
    • ‘Much nicer though is a lime version of lemon curd.’
    • ‘Chill the lemon curd until the cake has cooled and is ready to be frosted.’
    • ‘Man cannot survive on bread alone, even with lemon curd on it.’
    • ‘Dessert is fresh fruit, pound cake with lemon curd and cream, and assorted sweet bars.’
    • ‘On several occasions, in or beside the old boathouse, we scoffed copious amounts of home-made scones, dripping with home-made lemon curd.’
    • ‘Cut the sponge cake into thin slices then spread each one generously with the orange or lemon curd.’
    • ‘Old-fashioned lemon curd is made with a great many eggs.’
    • ‘I was drawn to the lemon curd cake, as I'd once nagged my mother to make one, having read about it in a Famous Five book.’
    • ‘For fun they ‘like to take long deep breaths and dip their heads into bowls of raspberry jelly and lemon curd.’’
    • ‘They tend to go for things like lemon curd and British biscuits.’
    • ‘I cannot make all those little sandwiches and lemon curd!’
    • ‘So I went rummaging in the fridge and found a jar of lemon curd and smothered that all over my bread instead.’
    • ‘I bought Marmite and lemon curd, cream crackers and gentleman's relish, steak and kidney pies and Worcestershire sauce.’
    • ‘He's currently looking for a producer to supply Yorkshire jam and lemon curd.’
    • ‘Or roast the tomatoes and make the lemon cheese up to 2 days ahead; cover separately and chill.’
    • ‘Whisk the eggs and oil together until thick, then add to the bowl along with the lemon curd.’


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