Sometimes called lemon curd or lemon cheese, this rich, buttery spread is always a treat, and a small jar makes a simple gift.
2 cups sugar
zest and juice of 4 lemons
4 eggs, beaten
1. Put the butter into the top of a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. When the butter has melted, add the sugar and lemon juice and zest and stir until the sugar has dissolved.