1.Juice and grate the zest of a lemon into a bowl.
2.Add sugar and mix well together.
3.Add eggs and whisk well to combine evrything.
4.Cut the butter into small pieces andadd it to the mixture.
5.Heat a large sauce pan with a bit of water and place the bowl in the simmering water,stirring continuosly.
6.Keep stirring until mixture thickens into curd like consistency and coats the back of a spoon.
7.Remove from heat and strain through a siever to remove any lumps if any and allow it to cool.
8.Transfer into a jar and keep in the fridge.
Lemon curd can be kept in the fridge for upto a week. It has a very tangy-sweet citrus taste. It can be used as a spread on toast, scones and also used as a topping for cheesecakes,filling for cakes etc. It is a dessert by itself.