I just made this to go with brunch tomorrow… I hope it lives to see tomorrow.
Makes 1 cup
from David Lebovitz
1/2 c freshly-squeezed lime juice
1/2 c granulated sugar
2 large egg yolks
2 large eggs
pinch of salt
6 T unsalted butter, cubed – slice into T, then each of those is quartered. Boom.
Before you start any cooking, go ahead and get a fine mesh strainer over a bowl.
David suggests using a double boiler if you aren’t feeling McClane enough to just put the pot directly on the heat. I found the key is constant whisking and no crazy high heats. You’ll be golden. McClane away.
Put everything except the butter in a medium sized saucepan over low heat and whisk.Add butter and continue to whisk until the butter is melted. Turn the heat to medium and cook until the mixture thickens enough that it holds it’s shape when it falls back into the saucepan from the whisk. This happens very fast and is why there needs to be constant whisking. Constant means don’t stop means one arm workout.
As soon as it’s thickened, strain it into the bowl, cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface and refrigerate until cooled, about an hour and a half.
Put on almost everything.
This is a Chris Traeger appreciation post.
Literally the funniest half hour on TV right now.
The scary thing to me is: Where do you find that person? What happens if you never meet that person?” he asks. This question is at the heart of a long, less jokey part of his new set about having too many options. It is “statistically impossible to find happiness,” he offers at one point. A few weeks ago, he went to a friend’s wedding and found himself unexpectedly moved by the vows. “If I felt that about someone,” he says, “I wouldn’t think twice about getting married.