Lemon Cream

by smth good on February 6, 2012

in desserts

Well, it’s snowing a lot over here since mid January and it doesn’t seem to stop. With so much snow around, traffic is just one of those things I’m avoiding :) . Cooking, on the other hand, seems the perfect past time for me and my family, especially during weekends when preparing a three course meal for us and our friends.

The lemon cream below is a great dessert, especially after spicy food. It’s one of those “miracle dessert recipes” with a handful of ingredients and only 15 minutes needed, and voila – a great dessert to impress your guests.

Serves 3, prep. time 15 minutes (+ min. 3 hours refrigerating time)

Ingredients:

  • 300 ml heavy cream
  • 2 lemons
  • 80 grams sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt

Wash the lemons and grate the zest.

Squeeze well all the lemon juice in a cup. Remove seeds, if any.

Bring to a boil in a saucepan the heavy cream, lemon zest, sugar and a pinch of salt. Simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring with a wooden / rubber spatula.

Remove from heat and strain the cream through a fine sieve (to remove the lemon zest) into a big bowl.

Start adding the lemon juice, little by little, while stirring continuously. The lemon cream will thicken. Taste it to see if you need to add the whole quantity of lemon juice (depending on the size and flavour of the lemons, you might add only half of the quantity or so).

Pour the lemon cream into 3 ramekins or cups and refrigerate for 3 hours (minimum) or overnight.

Serve with almond biscuits or berries.  Enjoy!

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Priscilla M February 6, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Looks delicious. I’m thinking about making this as a filling for choux pastries. What do you think?

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LinsFood February 7, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Oh yum, this is wonderful! The perfect filling for a lemon tart! xx

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something_good February 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm

@Priscilla – it is excellent filling for all kinds of pastries.
@LinsFood – great idea!

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Irena February 8, 2012 at 9:36 pm
Choc Chip Uru February 20, 2012 at 8:00 pm

This cream looks so silky and smooth – would love to top 3-4 cookies with it :D
Or put it in a trifle – yum!!!
Thanks :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru
Latest: Surprise Choc Cookies + Choc Truffle Chunk Muffins

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Jessica February 22, 2012 at 12:21 am

I love anything creamy. In fact, I think I’m addicted to anything creamy. This is definitely one of those desserts that I would love to have any day. Almond biscuit is great idea!

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