Today, I decided to do something different to get my mind off of my problems! Rhonda Jean, at down---to---earth.blogspot.com, which is by the way, one of my favorite blogs, makes lemon butter. It looks so good on her blog, so I decided I would give it a try. I have to tell you, it is so delicious! I can't wait to try it on homemade biscuits, pancakes or waffles. It would also be a good filling for cupcakes or tarts. Here is the recipe, enjoy:
LEMON BUTTER RECIPE
Makes 4 small cups
1½ cups white sugar
1 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
250 grams (½ pound) butter
Hint: you'll get more juice from lemons that have been picked the week before you want to use them.
Put the eggs and sugar in a heat proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and stir till the sugar is dissolved.
Add the lemon juice and rind, then the butter and whisk for about 20 minutes until the mixture is smooth and thick.
Do not allow the mixture to boil, as that will spoil it. You want the mix to thicken well and for all the ingredients to be thoroughly mixed together.
When the lemon butter coats the back of a spoon without running off, it's ready. Pour the butter into warm, sterilized jars and seal straight away.
Store in the refrigerator.