How far in advance can I make lemon curd
Posted: 17 November 2007 10:06 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I’m doing a wedding cake a week from today.  How far in advance can I make lemon curd?

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Posted: 18 November 2007 03:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Most recipes I’ve encountered say “up to 2 days” when refrigerated.  I worry about eggs myself especially when I’m baking something that will be consumed by a crowd.

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Posted: 18 November 2007 11:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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The only curd that I have kept over several days is passion fruit curd, simply because I made such a large batch while I had the juice on hand.  I can’t remember exactly now, but I think I kept it refrigerated for about a week and made several desserts with it.  Rose says in the P&PB;that curd can be kept up to three weeks.  What I did notice, however, is that it lost its flavor intensity after a few days.  It still tasted fine, it just didn’t pack a punch anymore.  I would say fresh within a couple of days will have the best flavor, but it should be safe to keep it longer as the eggs are sufficiently cooked.

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Posted: 18 November 2007 05:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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LisaMae - 18 November 2007 02:06 AM

I’m doing a wedding cake a week from today.  How far in advance can I make lemon curd?

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Lisa -  you can make your lemon curd quite a while in advance.  According to Rose, lemon curd was originally kept in a cool part of the kitchen, unrefrigerated, for extended periods of time.  The sugar and acid content will preserve it for a good long time, several weeks refrigerated is just fine.

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Posted: 18 November 2007 08:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Matthew brings up a really good point - lemon juice tends to lose its “sparkle” over a period of time.  If you want to keep the flavor intensity, I’d say don’t make it more than two days beforehand.  If you don’t care about having a milder-tasting curd, then a week in advance should be fine.

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