It has been ages since I posted on here, I know. But for the past week I have been wondering how to vegan-ize one of my favorite desserts ever: lemon curd.
Today, google found me the alternative I wanted and saved me some time-consuming experiments. It is here: http://www.grouprecipes.com/38383/eggless-lemon-curd.html
Eggless Lemon Curd
1/4 c. cold water
1/2 c. sugar
3 Tbs. cornstarch
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
2 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
Pinch of salt
In a saucepan, whisk together water, sugar, cornstarch, and salt until cornstarch is dissolved.
Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. When mixture thickens, reduce heat to low and cook for another minute, stirring constantly.
Pour mixture into a non-metallic bowl and add lemon juice and zest, mixing well.
Allow to cool and thicken at room temperature.
Can be refrigerated, covered, for several days. Before serving, beat thoroughly to a smooth, spreadable consistency.
I hope you like it. I'm all squee about it. Perhaps you will need to add some more starch for a firmer curd (or tapioca flour, as one of the comments on the original site suggested). Tell me how it goes and enjoy. :)