This week I’m busy packing up my house. We’re moving! Again. You guys must be so sick of hearing that. This time we’re at least staying in the same country, even the same province! ;) Max was so surprised and excited that we actually get to keep all our stuff! The poor guy’s so used to leaving everything behind. But don’t worry, there shouldn’t be any lag on the blog because I made sure to work ahead. I didn’t want to miss out on bringing you yummy Easter treats!
But before we get to Easter, I couldn’t resist sharing one more grapefruit recipe. We’ve been pretty obsessed. This time I decided to turn my grapefruits into a silky smooth curd. Curds are such a versatile ingredient. They can be transformed into tarts, used as fillings for cakes and cupcakes – basically they can be used in any dessert that you can dream up. This time I was aiming beyond desserts. I was going for something that could be swirled into homemade Greek yogurt. Hence the honey. I wanted something a bit more suitable as a healthy snack for my kiddos. Grapefruit yogurt anyone?
I experimented with a couple different versions until I came up with this one. It took a bit of trial an error to get it just right, but I finally got just what I was looking for. It has a nice bright clean flavour that is undeniably grapefruit, with a hint of honey to sweeten it up. And, I’m kind of in love with its creamy colour with the lightest pink tinge.
Use it in a dessert, use it in a snack, the choice is up to you and your imagination.
Grapefruit Honey Curd
- 1 cup freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice (2 grapefruits)
- 6 large egg yolks
- 1/4 cup honey
- pinch salt
- 1/4 cup cold unsalted butter
Place grapefruit juice in a small saucepan set over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Simmer rapidly until reduced by half (1/2 cup). This helps to concentrate the grapefruit flavour.
Meanwhile whisk together yolks, honey and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside. Once grapefruit juice is reduced, pour it into egg yolks in a slow steady stream, whisking to incorporate and temper the eggs. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and set over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and leaves a thick coating on the back of the spatula. Remove from heat. Stir in butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, until fully melted.
Set a fine mesh sieve over a bowl. Strain curd through the sieve to remove any cooked egg or grapefruit seeds. Cover the surface of the curd with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cool.
Makes approximately: 1 1/3 cups