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Lemon Curd and Scones

March 21, 2010

My mom used to make lemon curd that we would eat, as a treat, on toasted millet bread. I just whipped up a batch of that tart, tangy and sweet lemon curd that my daughter and I prefer on scones. I’ve made the traditional scone recipe a bit healthier by using less butter, substituting half of the white flour with whole wheat and quinoa flours as a protein boost and using skim milk versus cream.

Split scones and serve with lemon curd and whipped or clotted cream

Lemon Curd

2 eggs

a pinch of salt

3/4  cup sugar

2  Tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 tsp. grated lemon peel

In a double boiler beat eggs and salt, add butter, sugar, lemon juice and lemon peel and wisk together until well mixed. Cook, stirring often and using a rubber scupper to clean sides of pan to avoid lumps from forming. This takes about 30 minutes or until thickened  and smooth. Cool and store in refrigerator for about a week. Lemon curd freezes well and does not freeze solid so you can spoon it out when you need a fix.


1 cup white flour

3/4 whole wheat flour

1/4 cup quinoa flour

2 tsp. baking powder

4 Tbsp. butter, cubed

1 egg

1/2 cup skim milk

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375 F. Whisk together flours and baking powder. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter or pulse in food processor until crumbly. In a small bowl, mix egg, milk and vanilla. Add to flour/butter and stir with fork. On a floured board work together and form into two balls. Flatten each into rounds about and inch thick. Cut into quarters with a sharp knife. Bake for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly before splitting with fork or knife.

Pulse flour and butter until crumbly

Mix with a fork

Form two rounds, each about an inch thick, cut in quarters with sharp knife

I like to eat “open faced”


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Pamela Barker permalink
    March 21, 2010 10:45 am

    Thanks for taking the hint for the lemon curd recipe Amy! You need to come teach some cooking classes out West!

  2. Laura permalink
    March 24, 2010 7:45 am

    Looks like the perfect weekend breakfast! I love anything lemon, especially this time of year.

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