Saturday, February 15, 2014

Lemon Curd Squares (Improvisation) – fillings only

These lemon curd squares are a result of looking in a cooking book, searching for something not too rich and easy to modify. These squares are a sign of appreciation for the person who borrowed me that book! (And don't expect this to happen again! Ahha! I'm kidding... Well, half.) However, despite all efforts, only the filling was successful. The crust was good but not awesome, which is why it is left out from this recipe. To make it easier, you may use pre-made pie crust.

After preparing the squares, the song “Lemon Tree” by Fool’s Garden came to my mind. It translates the sourness of loneliness, the desire to escape a bland life. The “Lemon Tree” is the picture of nothingness. Yet, the fruit itself represents so much. Its peel makes zest, bringing tastes to life. It’s juice, so sour that it makes our smiles twist. Although one may be alone, I subjectively believe that the lemon makes you feel that you are not so alone, because of its flashy yellow colour, its strange oval shape, its fragrant smell and its torturing yet pleasant taste. Is it wrong to think of this fruit this way?

Alright, less talk! 


160g sugar
3 tbsp flour
Pinch of salt
2 tsp lemon zest
1 cup lemon juice
5 tbsp heavy cream
5 eggs

Mix everything together, pour the filling on top of the cooked pie crust and bake it for 20 minutes at 325°F. The cooked filling should gently jiggle when pulling out from the oven.

Good luck and enjoy!

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