Sunday, 21 October 2012

Orange Curd - Video Recipe

Okay, folks. Here's my second attempt at a video recipe. I made this orange curd to fill my version of my mum's Curd filled Layer Cake with Chocolate Sour Cream Ganache - recipe for that coming soon, promise. This recipe makes enough curd to fill one cake. It's basically a jar's worth. Recipe text below. 

Lemon is the most popular of the curds, I think, but I really like the gentle mellowness of a curd made with orange and it really works with the sharp chocolate ganache. I add the juice of half a lemon to give the curd a slightly more citrussy tang. Amazing filling for cakes. Also great on toast...

75g sugar
Zest and juice of 2 oranges
Juice of half a lemon
2 eggs, well beaten
50g unsalted butter, cold

Put a glass bowl over a pan of barely simmering water (or use a bain marie) making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water.
Combine sugar and zest in one bowl, eggs and juice in another. Add wet to dry and combine.
Put mixture into the warm glass bowl and add the cold butter chunks. Stir stir stir and stir. After 15-20 minutes the curd will have thickened.


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