Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Mrs. Stanley's lemon butter

I was very fancy (not like me) and domestic today and made some lemon butter.
I found an easy enough recipe so I thought I would have a go.
It turned out quite well.

Whilst whisking the mixture over a double saucepan for 20 minutes (quite agonizing for me), I remembered Hubby's mother (Kath) gave me a recipe for lemon butter years ago.
I had made it before but decided to tuck it away because I have very little self control when it comes to lemon butter, and 250 grams of butter is a little to much to consume in several days.

The recipe was "Mrs.Stanley's".
Mrs. Stanley was Hubby's Aunty's Mother-in-law (sorry about the brain teaser) and every Xmas she would bring little lemon tarts with homemade tart shells to Xmas dinner.
They were something to look forward to I can assure you!
Here is a photo of Mrs. Stanley's lemon butter recipe hand written by Kath.

The scrawl next to Kath's writing is mine.
It is the conversion for a metric double batch.

It was nice to think about these two lovely ladies today (they have both passed away sadly) and remember those Xmas' when they were both there. (And I was probably in a corner somewhere quietly stuffing lemon butter tarts in my mouth)

Feel free to jot down the recipe.
It is really good!


  1. Do you wash and sterilise those jars too?

    How many jars that size does the double batch make?

    Sorry you put up the recipe?

  2. MMMC- I just put the jars through the dishwasher. That's pretty close to sterilising in my mind. A double batch would probably make about 5. Woolies has some yummy tart shells near the bread section....

  3. Just read your response ... thank you. Great tips.

  4. I make lemon butter every winter. I use the dishwasher to sterilise, but if I have clean jars stored in the pantry I pop them in a slow oven for about 20 minutes. I boil the lids separately for 5 minutes in a saucepan. They seal very well when everything is hot. Lovely memories of Mrs Stanley. xx

  5. Megan - my memory of Granny's lemon tarts is as fresh as yours...the were heaven encased in shortcrust! Thanks for bringing a smile to my face today :)


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