Perfect Lemon Mousse

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This lemon mousse dessert recipe starts with a basic lemon curd recipe, which can be done in a stand mixer. You start by beating the butter and sugar. With the mixer on low, you can add in the eggs and yolks one at a time. With mixer still on low, you then pour in the lemon juice and zest. You will need a candy thermometer for the next step in the dessert recipe. For the full step by step instructions for this easy dessert recipe, you'll want to take a look at the Champagne Frosting site.

This lemon mousse dessert recipe starts with a basic lemon curd recipe. Lemon curd can be used in a wide variety of easy desserts and as a condiment for afternoon tea or similarly to jam or custard. Lemon curd is a sweet and tangy topping that has a strong lemon taste. Lemon curd has a texture that is smooth and silky and is similar to a smooth, creamy custards, and thick enough to be used as a spread on your scones and other foods. In Britain, lemon curd recipes are also known as lemon cheese, and other fruit curds are known as the name of the fruit followed by the word cheese. Traditionally, lemon curd is a recipe that is made with the lemon zest and lemon juice of Meyer lemons. Meyer lemons are a lemon variety that is a crossbreed between regular lemons and either Mandarin or regular oranges and are what gives lemon curd a distinctive flavor. However, lemon curd is a dessert recipe that can also be made with regular lemons, and other types of fruit curds can also be made with citrus fruits to include limes to make lime curd, oranges for orange curd, tangerines for tangerine curd, or with other fruits, to include berries, passion fruit, or mango. Traditionally, lemon curd recipes also include egg yolks and sugar. Some lemon curd recipes also include egg whites and butter. Commercial lemon curd recipes may also include thickeners such as cornstarch which usually dilute the flavor and the quality of the lemon curd, along with preservatives, colorings, and flavorings.

Lemon curd is usually used as a topping on scones, but this dessert recipe is very versatile. You can use lemon curd on cake recipes, cupcakes, bread, pancakes, crumpets, waffles, cream puffs, cookies and more. Lemon curd recipes can also be used as a lemony filling in lemon meringue pie recipes. Since lemon curd has such a strong lemon taste, it is not usually eaten just on its own. The only downside of lemon curd is that it doesn't keep fresh as long as jam recipes do. When you make a batch of lemon curd, you will need to use up the lemon curd quickly, usually within a week or two. Luckily, the homemade lemon curd recipe is not only versatile, but it is far better than the store-bought varieties of lemon curd, so it's easy to use up quickly. The good news is that there are a couple of ways to extend its short shelf life. Freezing lemon curd can prolong its shelf life for up to a year, and it doesn't change the texture. You can also can lemon curd for your future dessert recipes, and will keep good for about three months in the refrigerator. You don't want to store the canned lemon curd on the shelf. Both techniques work well, but freezing is the easier choice and will keep your lemon curd fresh longer.

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