Saturday, 24 January 2015

Clementine Curd

Following on from the success the other week with my first ever curd, I thought I'd try a clementine version this time. I always have sugar, butter and eggs in the house and I happened to have 5 slightly sad looking clementines left in the fruit bowl. In the past I have used them to make a gluten free clementine cake, but I fancied some more curd this time! In order to get 'juice', I treated them the same way I would have for the cake which is to simmer them in a large pan of water for about 45 mins. I then popped them in the liquidiser, skin and all. Once fully pulverised, I passed them through a sieve to extract a juicy pulp. This was then mixed in a large microwaveable bowl with 450g white sugar, 100g butter diced and 4 eggs, beaten. I cooked it for 2 minute intervals, stirring after each time until it became thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. It took me 10 minutes in total. It was then left to cool a little, then decanted into sterilised jars. As you can see it made three and a half. It's then refrigerated to set. I suspect, from the little taste test I did, it will be less sweet than the orange curd, but delicious nevertheless.

Last night's tea:- Vegetable Pad Thai from Waitrose's winter recipe magazine - really yummy!


  1. Curd is also on my list of things to make and do, your list is very similar to mine, I am really enjoying your blog, this blogging is so addictive, but I have picked up so great tips and ideas.

  2. Thank you! I started blogging as a diary of my journey, but it has become so much more than that. It's great fun to read other people's experiences and pick up tips and ideas along the way. It's great how us 'simple living bloggers' have so much in common and yet have different backgrounds - fascinating! It's now part of my daily routine to read your blog and others too. Kind of like a little comfort blanket!