Friday, 20 September 2013

Passion Fruit Curd

 
After almost three months, I had a whole afternoon just for myself, well it was me time from four in the afternoon today.
As usual I went by my FIL's home sat there for a hour or so and talked to him. ok he talks and I listen.
He is 86 years old and he has so much things to say mostly about the second world war, then his life in the police , his life with my MIL it goes on and on,
I have heard these stories in the last months so many times, but he still get excited about talking about all these stories that I just listen, just to make him happy .
When my MIL was still there if he talked too much she would say Brick be quiet now stop talking all your old stories.

So after saying bye to him and to Couscous ( the pet dog ) I walked towards the shopping street and  went to most of the shops.
Looked what they have new, or just walked around in the shop did a bit of shopping. And I was so pleased to have done that and now I am back home I said I will atlast write a post for my blog.

I love passion fruit, In kerala we used to have passion fruit in plenty and when we got them we used to just cut open them in half and add a bit of sugar and eat the pulp , there are even times if the fruit was not that sweet we used to add a bit of salt and eat the pulp.

Few weeks back when I went to the store and I saw passion fruit well I bought two packs and in my mine I said ok now is the chance to make passion fruit curd as I have been wanting to make them for a while.

Must say this is such a easy curd to make and the recipe is from BBC Good Food and I must say this recipe is a keeper.
Don't get panic if it doesn't get thick fast, have patience, things like this you can't do in a hurry.
If you just follow the recipe good you will end up getting a delicious passion fruit curd.

 








Ingredients

  • 200g/7oz passion fruit pulp, about 6-8 ripe passion fruits
  • 3 large eggs
  • 140g butter, diced
  • 250g golden caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornflour

  • Method

    1. Put the passion fruit pulp in a food processor and whizz to separate the seeds from all the juicy bits. Scrape into a sieve set over a medium saucepan, pushing through as much pulp as you can. Reserve 2 tbsp of the seeds, then discard the rest.
    2. Add the remaining ingredients to the pan and set over a low heat. Whisk until all the butter has melted then, using a wooden spoon, stir constantly until the passion fruit curd has thickened to a similar consistency as lemon curd. Don’t be tempted to turn the heat up to speed up the process as the eggs will curdle; make sure you stir right around the edge, too, as this is where it might catch first.
    3. Sieve the curd into a clean bowl to get rid of any eggy bits that may have curdled. Stir in the reserved seeds and cool, before spooning into jars and chilling. Curd will keep in the fridge for a week

    13 comments:

    Angie Schneider said...

    I love passionfruit...the aroma is so irresistible! The curd looks super, Finla.

    Rafeeda AR said...

    Loved reading the first part... it's always nice listening 2 the old life, the charm is so missing now... the curd looks yum, there was a passion fruit tree in my ammayi's house, but I never liked eating it coz of its peculiar taste... :)

    Gloria Baker said...

    This look fantastic and I love passion fruit! but you maybe dont believe that!! I posted right now a passion fruit dessert LOL
    Next I have to do this passion fruitcurd! xo

    Srivalli said...

    The passion fruit looks fantastic Finla..and its so sweet of you to spend time listening to your FIL..that's the greatest support we give to elders..

    indosungod said...

    Funny I have never tasted passion fruit ever. Ooh! this curd looks so good.

    What do you do with the curd? Eat them as such or make tarts/cakes ?

    sra said...

    Nice photos, Finla! I've eaten these in Ooty and sometimes we get them here also, they are yellow on the outside and inside. There is another colour too, I can't remember what now.

    sra said...

    Nice photos, Finla! I've eaten these in Ooty and sometimes we get them here also, they are yellow on the outside and inside. There is another colour too, I can't remember what now.

    sra said...

    Nice photos, Finla! I've eaten these in Ooty and sometimes we get them here also, they are yellow on the outside and inside. There is another colour too, I can't remember what now.

    Asha Shivakumar said...

    Love passionfruit and this curd looks so good. Would love to spread it on some warm scones, oh yum.

    Kalyan Panja said...

    Just mouthwatering...looks delicious!

    Jaya M said...

    I thought Passion fruit curd ok,..and then read it's with eggs..You know curd is yogurt for most of us LOL..But tell you , you have loads of patience first to listen to your FIL's stories and then make this passion fruit curd, an inspiration to most of us....Should I say Hans is lucky:-) Finla...hugs and smiles

    Priya Suresh said...

    Wat a beautiful and very pleasing fruity curd..very exotic.

    Finla said...

    Looks like I forgot to write what i did with the curd, i ate with toast, made cupcakes and filled for macarons.