This is a sponsored post for Olive Oils from Spain. All thoughts and opinions, however, are my own.

Lemon Curd with Olive Oil

I know I don’t normally do commissioned posts on this blog, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity of working alongside Olive Oils from Spain to develop a sweet recipe using Olive Oil. Mainly because I am, coincidentally, at a time in my life where I am looking to alternative fats in baking. Plus you know, Olive Oil; love the stuff and it’s one of the most used condiments in my kitchen! I pretty much use it in all my cooking; frying, drizzling over food, salad dressings, and my favourite, for dipping good bread in. But using it in baking and desserts was something that I didn’t do very often.

Lemon Curd with Olive Oil

I’ve made no secret of my love for Spanish and Mediterranean food on this blog, so naturally, I lean towards Olive Oils from Spain. For this recipe, I chose a lighter-flavoured Olive Oil for something that I make quite regularly; lemon curd.

Lemon curd is a childhood fave of mine but I’ve never made it with Olive Oil before. I thought the traditionalist in me would protest but I was super happy with it. I loved the slight nuttiness flavour that it added. It’s not as velvety rich as the traditional version but I liked the lighter feel of it. The key is though, not to add too much otherwise you’ll get a greasy feel on your tongue when you eat it, and you don’t want its flavour to overwhelm the citrus.

With using Olive Oil for lemon curd, there’s a little less guilt on my part. Especially since I’m the sort of person who loves to eat it out of the jar with a spoon. But for a much classier way to enjoy it, it’s sublime with scones, banana bread or banana cake (pictured here as cupcakes, which were also made using Olive Oils from Spain).

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Lemon Curd with Olive Oil

Lemon Curd made with Olive Oil
Serves 2
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Ingredients
  1. 2 whole large eggs plus 2 egg yolks
  2. 100g caster sugar
  3. 100ml lemon juice
  4. 1 Tbl of finely grated lemon zest
  5. 50ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil (use one that's slightly milder in flavour)
Instructions
  1. In a heatproof bowl, whisk eggs, egg yolks, sugar, lemon juice and zest until smooth and slightly frothy. Slowly pour in the Olive Oil while continuously whisking the eggs until combined.
  2. Place the bowl over a pan of gently simmering water (making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water) and while continuously stirring, cook the curd until it is thick and smooth. Make sure to stir regularly so the egg doesn't cook and scramble (which gives you a lumpy curd). The curd is ready when a thermometer reads between 65-70°C.
  3. Remove from heat and cool the curd completely, stirring occasionally. Lemon curd can be refrigerated for a few days or frozen (give it a vigorous whisk when thawed to smooth it out and get the creamy consistency again).
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