Lemons are nature’s wonder fruit.
While rarely consumed on their own, lemons make a major contribution to the flavours of many foods we eat. Although you wouldn't choose this citrus fruit for a snack, you might squeeze some lemon juice over a fish fillet, add a wedge of lemon to your tea or grate some flavoursome lemon zest into cookie dough.
Aside from supplying substantial amounts of vitamin C, lemons act as anti-microbials. They destroy putrefactive bacteria in both the intestines and the mouth; used to purify the breath. Its antiseptic, antimicrobial and mucus-resolving action makes lemons useful during colds and flus.
One of my favourite things to cook with lemons is lemon curd. It is both sweet and sour and can be used as a filling for a tart or as a dressing over fruit or ice cream. Crepes are so simple to whip up, so I thought we could combine the two for a delicious dessert!
Lemon Curd Crepes
Serves: 6 (12 crepes)
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
What You’ll Need:
Lemon curd (makes 1½ cups):
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- ¾ cup caster sugar
- 1/3 cup (80g) unsalted butter
- Zest and juice of 2 lemons.
Crepes (makes 12):
- 1 cup plain flour
- 2 cups milk
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- Butter to grease pan
What You'll Need To Do:
- For the lemon curd, whisk the whole eggs and egg yolks together with the sugar in a saucepan until smooth.
- Add the butter, lemon juice and lemon zest and whisk continually, over a low heat, until thickened (approx 7 mins). Refrigerate for two hours.
- For the crepes, sift the flour into a bowl.
- Whisk the milk, eggs and vanilla essence together in a bowl and add to the flour. Whisk until well combined.
- Add 1 tsp butter to a non-stick frypan and heat over medium heat. When butter has melted, pour 2½ tbsp crepe batter into the pan. Swirl to cover the base.
- Cook for approximately 2-3 minutes on one side or until bubbles form in the batter. Flip and cook for a further 1 minute. Repeat with remaining batter.
- Serve crepes with chilled lemon curd and a dusting of icing sugar.