Friday, February 22, 2013

Clementine curd

Everyone knows and loves lemon  curd but I think most people do not realize you can make curd with almost any citrus fruit. Clementines are one of my favorite citrus fruits and make a delicious curd.
1/3 cup sugar
4 Clementines
1/2 stick butter
The cast
1 Set a saucepan of with about 1-2 inches water to simmer.
2 Cut the butter into small pieces.
3 Zest the clementines into a metal bowl. Add the juice of the four clementines, 1/3 cup sugar, and the three eggs together. Mix briefly and then put the metal bowl over the pan of simmering water.
4 Stir continuously for about ten minutes. It will slowly begin to thicken. Keep stirring until thick as needed about the texture of a pudding.
5 Remove from heat and immediately stir in butter pieces  Now strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove the zest and to ensure perfectly smooth texture.
6 Allow to cool and store either in a bowl with a piece of saran wrap on top of curd to prevent a skin or inside a ziploc bag with all the air pushed out. It is good in the fridge for one week or frozen for a month.
7. Serve with scones or pound cake or chocolate cake. You will find yourself looking for an excuse to serve the  clementine curd. I hearby give you permission to eat it by the spoonfuls.
Delicious Clementine Curd on a scone.

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