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!
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.
Think we'll have to try it, then .......
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?
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 ..........
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?
(Can you imagine what it would look like and smell like by the time it arrived .....?)
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.
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