And if you are like me that has friends and families whose birthdays are in January (how inconsiderate!!), some creativity is needed when buying them gifts while being on a tight budget. Even though times are hard, a present however small is always appreciated. I thought long and hard about what present to get them which represents the appreciation I have for them and at the same time budget conscious. I tried looking at the shops and it is then I decided to make my own. I do what I do best. I'll make something delicious. I decided on Homemade Lemon Curd. I went out and bought 2 350 ml glass jars for 59p each (you can buy smaller jars and it stretch further), 4 lemons at 30p each, 4 eggs at 20p each. I have sugar, cornflour and butter in the larder. Everything costs under £5.00. You can argue that you can buy from the shops for less but nothing compares to a little thought and effort.
This is a recipe which I have tried and tested from Delia's Complete Illustrated Cookery Course and it is delicious. I use it on toast and also on tartlets to make individual meringue pies.