Lemon curd pots

Lemon curd pots

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Prep: 5 mins

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Serves 4

Try using rhubarb instead of chocolate to top off these zesty lemon desserts

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  • 300g jar lemon curd
  • 100ml/3½ fl oz double cream
  • 1 small block dark chocolate
  • biscuits to serve, try shortbread or biscotti

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Take four small freezer-proof pots or ramekins and divide the lemon curd between them. Top with the cream, grate some chocolate over and place the pots in the freezer until well chilled. Serve with biscuits of your choice on the side.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2006

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vickiinthekitchen's picture
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I used my own lemon curd, which is a little runnier.
yes, simple
yes, delicious
and so quick it's fun

bbcbecca's picture

I admit it doesn't really involve much cooking - you put lemon curd and cream in a glass - but it looks smart and sophisticated!

purpleflufff's picture
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Awful.. no cooking or even making really involved. John Torode you should be ashamed of yourself! Its easy yes but doesnt even taste that nice! much better recipes out there!

twinklestar's picture

Why comment if you didn't try it? No it probably wouldn't be the best choice for someone one master chef, so if in the unlikely event you're on it, don't use it.. Otherwise it's good for what it is. A fast, smart looking desert. I would personally crush the biscuits with a little butter to make a cheesecake like base rather than serving the biscuits beside.

jennyphillip's picture
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OOOPS! The shock and horror obviously affected me terribly - FIVE STARS! - it doesn't merit one.

jennyphillip's picture
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I'm surprised its even been featured on this site, yes there are recipes which cut corners, but this is pathetic - scoop some lemon curd into a pot and cover with cream? It sounds like something my sister and I used to play when we were little - "lets pretend we're chefs"!!

riddell01's picture

Where is the cooking in this recipe?? I'm not trying this either!

50thisyear's picture

This really can't be a serious suggestion from a chef??! For a start chocolate and lemon is a horrid combination. Nasty, heavy recipe; I'm definately not going to try it even though I love lemon curd

vivienspiteri's picture

Sounds far too rich and heavy. Not even tempted to try it. Shame on you John. Instant Whip is nicer.

karrieanne's picture

This is just like eating a jar of lemoncurd. There's lots of good lemon curd recipies out there I hope nobody else is tempted to waste their time and money on this one.

hughesy's picture

What would John Torode say if one of his masterchef contestants presented this as a dessert!

ilovefoodandme's picture

i hate chefs nowadays that use ready made products to create dishes like in this one which "still allow you to cook and stir stuff but the express way". i side jamie oliver, back to basics and real cooking instead of ready-made produce!

ellacornell's picture

What a foul combination - I am not even tempted to try it!