Friday, May 20, 2005

SHF #8- Key lime curd

This SHF is being hosted by Alice at My adventures in the breadbox and the citrus theme is so great with the markets overflowing with this fruit family. But the significance of seasonality in USA is almost non-existent since there is not really a season for anything nowadays. Thanks to the large grocery chain stores with their global suppliers, citrus fruits are available ALL the time, whether they taste good or not. The small, emerald beauties, Key limes are not in this list of all-season citrus fruits. At least not where I live. Key limes are available around April and May. I took the inspiration for lime curd from Nigella Lawson's 'How to be a domestic goddess'. The photograph's yellow glow was really appealing. I have been resistant towards the idea of lemon curd, mainly 'coz I thought it would taste eggy and uncooked. But no, the resultant custardy goo is really tasty and tart.

I used the recipe of my favorite pastry chef Gale Gand, of the Food network fame to make the Key Lime curd. To showcase the curd, I made her recipe for Lemon cream daisies, something that I have been eyeing for a long time. It is so simple but yet so elegant.





Scones have been the classic pairing for lemon curd. This recipe for British scones, has been raved on several recipe sites. So to taste the classic combination for the first time, I made the scones too including some poppy seeds to make it yummier. Wow, I had lot of fun working with ya, Key lime!

8 comments:

  1. Pistachios too, looks delicious.

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  2. Oh Mika, these look delicious! I saw key limes at the market today. Now I know I'm going to buy some tomorrow and make these for Sunday! Great entry!

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  3. this looks so good! i want scones and lime curd for breakfast now. will have to give it a try! :-)

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  4. hiya Mika
    These look so pretty! Were you having a party or something? Both the charlotte and these key lime curd yummies look like you are all set for a nice afternoon tea!

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  5. Thanks for all your nice words. Now, both desserts were served to some friends but not exactly a big party.

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  6. I just can't pass up a Nigella recipe. Aren't they great?

    Mika,
    I'm tagging your for the cookbook meme. Its your turn! Have fun with it.

    Did your cookbook make it yet? I sent it the slow way...it might be taking awhile.

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  7. Jennifer- Will definitely work on the cookbook meme. Sounds fun but I do need to gather up my scattered cookbooks. I am also expecting your cookbook soon. Can't wait to add it to my small collection.

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  8. These look quite delectable; who can resist minature treats! Thanks so much for joining in on SHF and for sharing this great recipe

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