A quiet day
A big parcel

Lemon Butter

Some times I get a craving for Lemon Butter.  I don't like the type you buy in the supermarket so it was back to Di's Mum's recipe.  Mary O'Neil makes a mean lemon butter and her microwave recipe it just so quick and easy.  I didn't have to buy anything, everything was in the pantry.


2 large eggs

2 tablespoons of butter

juice of 2 lemons

1/2 cup of sugar

I put everything into a bowl and gave it a good whizz with the electric  hand mixer then put the mixture into a pyrex jug and into the microwave on high for 1 minute.  A good beat with a wooden spoon then back into the microwave for 3 more 30 second bursts, beating between each time with the wooden spoon.  By this stage the mixture was coating the back of the spoon so I knew that it was ready.


I had sterilized a glass jar and it was still warm, so in went the mixture even though it was still hot. ( I knew that hot mixture wouldn't crack the jar because it had been heated.)


There was just a bit of the mixture what wouldn't fit in the jar so I had to make some toast so that it wasn't wasted.


When the jar cooled down it looked so delicious I dressed in with a lace doily and a piece of ribbon.


A lot cheaper, quicker and more tasty than buying at the supmarket.  Thanks Mary.

(P.S. Make sure you store it in the refrigerator, it will last a couple of weeks,  mine is always gone long before that.)


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Mary O'Neill

You're welcome! Certainly beats standing over the stove stirring:)


It's a great recipe!!


My goodness, no, homemade is always eaten up long before the Best Before date!

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