So I decided to use the lemon curd recipe I have used before but replace it with orange juice. So here is my latest curd/butter recipe flavoured with orange and a bit of lemon, adapted from a recipe on Allrecipes.
160 mls orange juice - from real oranges please!
40 mls lemon juice- ditto
zest of 2 oranges
3 large eggs
185g of sugar
125g cold and cubed butter
First sterilise a couple of small jars- it makes about 350 mls of curd
Place all the ingredients into a medium saucepan
Whisk together and keep whisking for about 10-12 minutes at a low to medium heat
Once the mixture is bubbling at the edges and has slightly thickened- stop!
Cool slightly and pour into sterilised jars; place in the fridge where it will thicken up a bit when cold
You can keep them in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks at least
Enjoy on toast, in icecream or tarts.
Ok here is where I have to confess. I had to strain it 'cos it went kind of grainy. Not my fault-honest! The kookaburras came down to the deck demanding food just as I had put the saucepan on the stove top, so I had to rush out there with their lumps of steak and feed them. I put the mixture through a strainer a couple of times, and it came out pretty well.
|a youngster (stock image)|
I have taken several photos of the 2 gorgeous fellas that come to our deck, but they are not the best quality as the deck faces the east- so too much light. Hence the stock image.