Curd, Honey, Butter or Cheese – they all have the same ingredients: eggs, sugar, butter & fruit (usually lemons). It seems they are all the same although sometimes Lemon Honey really is Honey with Lemon flavouring it (I have a tub in the cupboard). I’ve always called it curd in our house and I usually make Lemon or Tangelo Curd. I have several recipes that I keep on hand – one is a microwave recipe for when I’m feeling lazy and the whole double boiler-whisking thing isn’t going to happen. I also have a Lemon Curd recipe using whole eggs and one that uses only the yolks – perfect for making after whipping up a batch of meringues. We had some guests for dinner and I needed a make-ahead dessert that I could make the day before and forget about. So meringues it was – and I made some lemon curd to go with. I also made a passionfruit sauce and a blueberry honey sauce; so in all, a very yummy but super easy dessert. I used up the remaining lemon curd the following week by spreading it thickly on my toast. Yum! Continue reading
In the latest Australian Women’s Weekly issue (New Zealand edition (November 2015)), Nigella speaks about the therapy of baking. I don’t often buy the AWW as I have to limit my magazine purchases in order to keep to my assigned budget but occasionally something on the cover calls out to me. Most often it is a kiwi food writer or chef and I always buy the December issue because I LOVE the recipes. In my experience, AWW recipes are very good and so they should be, triple tested and all. I triple test my own recipes because I want them to be as “good” and fail-safe (and because the piglets in my house eat all the baking as I’ve forgotten I need to take photo’s. I still haven’t posted my Apple Caramel Slice recipe because as soon as I make it, it is demolished).