How to make Lemon curd with Shortbread -

The predominant presence of lemon in this delightful dessert is very rejuvenating.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Lemon juice (नींबु का रस), Castor sugar (caster sugar) (कैस्टर शुगर / बारीक चीनी)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Desserts

Lemon curd with Shortbread

Lemon curd with Shortbread Recipe Card


Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Lemon curd with Shortbread Recipe

  • Lemon juice ½ cup

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) ¾ cup

  • Egg yolks 4

  • Egg 1

  • Butter 1¼ cups

  • Shortbread

  • Butter 105 grams + for greasing

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) 50 grams + for sprinkling

  • Refined flour (maida) 113 grams + for dusting

  • Rice flour 18 grams

  • Salt 2 grams

  • Italian meringue

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) 1 cup

  • Egg whites 3


Step 1

Preheat oven to 160° C. Grease a barfi tray with some butter and dust with some flour.

Step 2

To prepare shortbread, cream together butter and castor sugar in a bowl with an electric beater.

Step 3

Sieve in together refined flour, rice flour and salt and fold in till well combined.

Step 4

Spread the mixture on the greased barfi tray and level it out. Place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 10-15 minutes.

Step 5

To prepare lemon curd, heat lemon juice in a small deep non-stick pan. Add castor sugar and cook for 5-8 minutes.

Step 6

Take egg yolks in another bowl. Break an egg and whisk well. Add in some lemon juice-sugar mixture and whisk well. Place the pan back on heat.

Step 7

Add the egg-lemon juice mixture to the remaining lemon juice-sugar mixture and whisk continuously till it thickens.

Step 8

Strain the lemon curd mixture in another bowl. Add butter and whisk well. Refrigerate to chill.

Step 9

Remove tray from oven, sprinkle some castor sugar on top of baked shortbread and set aside to cool.

Step 10

To prepare Italian meringue, heat castor sugar in a small deep non-stick pan. Add 1 cup water and cook till it boils and reaches the temperature of 120° C.

Step 11

Take egg whites in another bowl and whisk with an electric beater. Add sugar syrup gradually and whisk till medium peaks appear.

Step 12

Fill a piping bag fitted with star nozzle with Italian meringue mixture. Fill another piping bag with lemon curd mixture.

Step 13

Cut the shortbread into roundels with a medium size cookie cutter.

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