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!