August 26, 2010

Strawberry Curd

Maybe you know lemon curd. It is a sweet spread made with egg yolks, sugar, lemon juice and zest. I knew lemon curd, but didn’t know that a curd could be also made with other fruits. That was until I found out lovely recipes on several blogs. I tried mango curd a while ago that I served with a panna cotta...delicious. This time, I had bought these beautiful strawberries at the market and I thought why not try a strawberry curd. I ate it on a slice of baguette, but I’m sure it would also go very well in a crêpe too.

Here is my recipe:

Strawberry Curd – makes 1 jar

• 250g strawberries, chopped • 180g sugar • 120g butter, cut into cubes • 4 egg yolks • The zest of ½ lemon, finely chopped • 1tbsp lemon juice

1. Put the strawberries, sugar, butter, lemon zest and juice in a saucepan. Stir over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved and the butter has melted. Leave to simmer for 5min and remove from the heat.

2. Beat the egg yolks in a bowl and add the strawberry mixture, stirring constantly.

3. Return on a low heat, stirring constantly for another 5min, without allowing the curd to boil. Pour into a sterilised jar and seal.

4. The curd can keep in the fridge for 2 months but keeps only 1 week once opened.

Strawberry Curd – pour 1 pot

• 250g de fraises, coupées en morceaux • 180g de sucre • 120g de beurre coupé en cubes • 4 jaunes d’œufs • Le zeste d’1/2 citron, finement émincé • 1cs de jus de citron

1. Mettre les fraises, le sucre, le beurre, le zeste et le jus de citron dans une casserole. Faire chauffer à feu doux en remuant la préparation, jusqu’à ce que le beurre ait fondu et le sucre soit dissous. Laisser frémir pendant 5min et retirer du feu.

2. Battre les œufs dans un bol puis ajouter la préparation aux fraises en remuant constamment.

3. Mettre de nouveau sur le feu, à feu très doux et remuer constamment pendant 5min. Ne pas porter à ébullition. Verser dans un pot et fermer le pot.

4. Le curd se garde au réfrigérateur pendant 2 mois mais seulement 1 semaine une fois ouvert.

1 comment:

M. said...

I've never had a strawberry curd, is sure sounds amazing!
:)

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