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curds all the way!
Sun 31-Jan-10
6:25 pm
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thought I'd share this super easy recipe for curd that I found on the net today: it is passionfruit flavoured but I include the replacements for other flavours too.

6 – 8 passionfuit, halved and the pulp saved

4 whole eggs, 2 yolks

125g of butter, chopped

300g caster sugar

juice of one lemon (optional, but I found the mix too sweet without it)

In a microwaveable bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar. 

Add the fruit, lemon juice and butter and stir together

Microwave on medium (about 450W) for around 6 – 10 minutes, WHISKING EVERY MINUTE, until the mixture coats the back of the spoon.

Makes 3 medium sized jars.

For Lemon curd, replace the pulp and juice, with the grated rind and juice of 4 lemons and as the lemons are so tart, increase the sugar to 350g  (some recipes have you seive the rind out at the end, but I like to leave it in for texture)

For Lime curd use the rind and juice of 5 limes

For Orange curd use the rind and juice of 3/4 oranges

 

As we cannot buy this in France it is a big seller for me; but do note if you make it to sell, that it must be kept cool and has a shelf life of around 2-3 months; it is also important to warn purchasers about the egg content!

happy curding!Laugh

 

 

Sat 17-Apr-10
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Hi Shelley, I made the lime curd this evening - it is delicious, and not quite as 'tart' as the lemon curd I made - so I'm really pleased with the result!

Many thanks.

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Mon 19-Apr-10
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I think that is why it is so popular - it is much more mild than the lemon curd >  Glad you liked it!

Sorry for slow reply am in uk!

Mon 19-Apr-10
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Interestingly, Shelley, when my daughter tasted it, she said she expected coconut as well to hit the tastebuds, so I reckon a new recipe of a cheesecake-type of thing:

Coconut-y biscuits for the base;

creamy cheesecake mix on that;

then lime curd in a thin layer on top

- how does that sound?

Might try that and see what it turns out like. Ok

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Tue 20-Apr-10
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funny that, i always smell coconut when I sniff a lime!  The dessert sounds good

Tue 20-Apr-10
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Think we'll have to try it, then ....... Big_Hug

I'm going shopping on Thursday, and I think I'll buy ingredients for it.

Shelley,do you think you're still going to be able to fly home on Wednesday?

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shelley said:funny that, i always smell coconut when I sniff a lime! 


I always smell sunshine when I sniff a lime; best of all though, is to steep lime juice with some brown sugar overnight then drink the juice - heavenly sauce.

I'll try that again!

Wed 21-Apr-10
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What a simple but brilliant idea, TA. Must try that.

For me, it's lemons. The whiff of lemon juice takes me back in an instant to the island of Capri.

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Wed 21-Apr-10
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Dear Shelley & BrightSpark, please can I order one of your fabulous sounding cheesecakes with Passion fruit curd topping? Thankyou.*

*P.S. Please disguise package so postman does not pinch it (like he did my M&Ms)!

Life is uncertain ………… eat dessert first!

Wed 21-Apr-10
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Suz said:

Please disguise package so postman does not pinch it (like he did my M&Ms)!


Funny that - where does the 'lost' post go?

We have friends in Sweden who started to send us a piece of crockery each Christmas, forming a set. The beautiful jug arrived - and I've had pleasure using it, too.

However, they visited us in the UK this year, and wanted to know where the other three items were ..........

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Wed 21-Apr-10
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Suz said:

Dear Shelley & BrightSpark, please can I order one of your fabulous sounding cheesecakes with Passion fruit curd topping? Thankyou.*


Oh, Suz, would love to - although maybe we'd better try it first, ay? Ok

(Can you imagine what it would look like and smell like by the time it arrived .....?) Whistle

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Thu 22-Apr-10
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Okay peeps - have bought the ingredients, and have invited family over on Sunday, so I will attempt the cheesecake - anyone think of a good name for it?

Coconut biscuit base; mascarpone and cream cheese filling; topped with lime curd.

The family can be my guinea pigs - and I'll let you know.  Ok

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Passionate Coconut Cheesecake?Whistle

I'll try that again!

Thu 22-Apr-10
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Like it !

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Curtsies...

I'll try that again!

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