Saturday, April 24, 2010

Granny Smith and lemon Curd

I am always on the lookout for recipes where I can use produce from our garden. I recently noticed a recipe from the River Cottage's Hugh Fearnley- Wittingstall, It uses apples, lemons and eggs, all of which we produce plenty. It also seemed perfect to make in the Thermomix. When I tasted it I realized that an extra bonus was the multitude of ways this curd could be used.

500g Granny Smith Apples, after peeling and coring
500g sugar
125g unsalted butter
5 eggs (to weigh 220g. or a bit more)
2 whole lemons, (unwaxed washed and cut into 8th.'s)
Juice of 1 lemon.

Add sugar and cut up lemons to TMX bowl, zap for 20 seconds, speed 7.
Add 1/4ed apples and zap 20 seconds,speed 7
Add butter, ( cut into cubes), and eggs, and extra lemon juice.Zap for 20 seconds, speed 7.
Cook on 100, for 10 mins., speed 3, then
Cook for 10 mins., 90, speed 3
Pour into sterilized jars and seal, turn upside down. Cool

Makes about 4/5 medium jars.
Best refrigerated because of the eggs.

Can be used with/on, Pancakes, Waffles, Queen of Puddings, over ice cream, filling in Lemon Tea Cake, crumpets, toast, and added to an Apple pie filling,

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