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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Passion Fruit Curd


"Mumma You love  passion fruits right?", my 10 year concluded one day.  Ok so  I love  passionfruits and its something you can get  easily here in Maldives, sadly  our passionfruit vine that my husband and I were trying to grow on our balcony back fired when  we discovered a rat had invaded the  vine and chewed off most of the leaves and was planning to use it to build a home on our balcony. We freaked out  and have taken all the plants downstairs much to my mum's delight .


Anyway, I have become partial to passionfruit curd.  I love it on pavlovas , spread on victorian sponge cake instead of the usual jam  or even on its own.  I used a recipe for lemon curd which I found in  Williams and Sonoma  Tools and Technique book and used passionfruit juice instead of lemon juice.

Recipe: Passionfruit Curd  

2 egg yolks and 2 whole eggs
125 ml juice extracted from  about 3-4 passionfruit
90g butter, cut into cubes
1 cup sugar

Mix sugar, passionfruit juice and eggs in a metal bowl . Whisk till mixed well.

Place the mixture over  a pan of simmering water ( do not let the bowl touch the water ) . Add butter cubes  a couple at a time and then  after finishing  mixing up butter  stir till the  mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon. If you draw a line using your finger across the coated spoon the line should stay.

Remove the bowl and strain through a sieve and pour into a bowl or jug and let it cool and the place in fridge to set for  about 2 hours.

Pour into a clean  jar , place lid and store in fridge till needed.

9 comments:

  1. Wonderful! The aroma of passionfruit is just hard to resist. The curd looks so creamy and smooth.

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  2. I love passion fruits and havent had it for long now... Have you tried it is tea? I was served once and it was so good! Still hunting for it. Never tried making lemon curd ... there is a whole array of recipes that I want to try and this one is also in there...

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  3. I have never found passion fruit here, and my memory of having them was when I was a child, my aunty had a huge tree in her backyard, and she had given me a ripe one, but I really didn't like it. Now seeing through a few recipes, I wouldn't mind trying my hand on it again! I hope that rat has gone away, I wouldn't know how to handle that freaky animal!

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  4. I love passion fruit too! Am planning to make some curd too!

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  5. Yummm, it looks so delicious!

    But why aren't you using some tool to make recipe cards for your recipes?
    Here is a good one: http://www.recipesgenerator.com

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  6. what a wonderful way to use local fruits and so sorry about the naughty rat.

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  7. It sounds so exotic for me, the idea of growing passion fruits on the balcony (minus the rats :) ) I can rarely buy them here, but when I do find them I always get one or two and just eat them as they are, I love their flavor. I would love to try this curd!

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  8. Amazing and delicious !! I love passionfruit!!

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