Passionfruit and Lime Curd

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Life is a bit hectic at the moment, which might explain the silence around here this week. We’re in the middle of moving to a new flat. I think you might agree that this is can be the most stressful few weeks in life. Moving an oven, beds, sofas, boxes upon boxes of kitchen utensils (I’m that kitchen equipment hoarder person) and other unbearably heavy objects through the most unrealistic spaces is on the horizon and it’s going to hurt.

I hope you’ll be patient and the next time I post I promise it won’t be a condiment. Saying that, this stuff disintegrates on the tongue and has the silkiest feel, shortly followed by the strongest kick of citrus I’ve ever experienced. It thickens up pretty quick, and you wont want to browse through your phone whilst you whisk away because you might just be mesmerised by the most beautiful shades of yellow melding together in the pan.

Passionfruit and Lime Curd

Ingredients
  • 3 passionfruits
  • 3 large eggs
  • 75g caster sugar
  • Juice of 4 limes, zest of 1
  • 75g unsalted butter

Method

  1. Place the seeded pulp of the passionfruits into a food processor. Pulse 3 times to loosen the seeds from the pulp and then pass through a sieve into a small bowl, set the seeds aside for later. 
  2. Add the eggs, sugar and juice of 4 limes to a small bowl and mix to combine. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add the passionfruit pulp and egg mixture to the saucepan, then whisk continuously until thickened - around 2 minutes. As soon as the mixture thickens, continue whisking whilst it bubbles away for 1 minute. Take the curd off the heat and stir through the lime zest. 
  3. Let cool for 5 minutes and then add the passionfruit seeds, you can leave this step out if you don't like the seeds. If the mixture is lumpy pass it through a sieve. Pour into a sterilised jar, let cool and refrigerate until set. Lasts for 5 days.

Love Em xx

10 comments:

  1. Looks delicious and I love passionfruit and lime combo. Great backdrop x

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  2. Looks beautiful! I've been looking for a reliable recipe for this :) Did you mean to use the same picture twice? (It's beautiful!! It's just that I accidentally put the same picture up twice all the time so thought I'd ask) x

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    1. Thank you, it never curdles and is so smooth and simple :)
      Haha, actually, the bottom one is just slightly different to the top! Can you tell now that i've mentioned it?? I did have some other pictures but the lighting changed so the wood turned a gray-ish colour and I didnt want it to look inconsistent! The woes of a food blogger aye x

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    2. Oh yeah the arm is slightly lower in the bottom pic! Bad attention to detail on my part! PS love the bracelets :)

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  3. I love passionfruit curd. I always make it to use in a recipe but we normally just end up eating off a spoon! I love the use of the lime in it, will give it a go.

    FoodNerd x

    www.foodnerd4life.com

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  4. Nothing wrong with posting a condiment when it's as delicious as this! Passionfruit and lime? Such a good combo.

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  5. I am so that gadget hoarder too, hope the move goes well.

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  6. I know that anything you post will be delicious, so if it's a condiment, I'll take it. And I never thought to use these flavors in a curd, so actually this is a learning experience for me! Good luck with your move!

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  7. Wow this is so amazing. Honestly you take really great pictures!

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  8. I've always loved lemon curd, but this fruit curd must have such an incredible taste. It would be perfect used to sandwich a cake together! :-)

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