I could actually call this lime curd frothy instead of froothie. I made it in my new Froothie Optimum 9400 Blender. It only took a few minutes and it's frothier and lighter than a normal curd, but utterly delicious, sweet and slightly tart. Pass me a spoon quick!
Actually if you look at the top right of the photo, you may just see where I stuck my finger in to try it. It took all my willpower to stop myself from just getting a spoon and eating the lot, but I'd made the curd to fill a cake.
note: In America this is called lime butter.
Lime scented Victoria sponge with whipped cream and lime curd. Oh it was good!
Yield: Makes 1 bowl of curd
I'm loving my Optimum 9400, it's a powerful beast and so easy to clean.
So far I've been making soups, smoothies and curd in it, but it can do so much more. Ice cream, sorbet, sauces..... the list goes on.
It's a great machine for anyone who has been longing for a Vitamix but can't afford the £600 price tag. The Optimum 9400 comes in at just £349 and you can have it for a month's trial with postage paid for you if you want to return it. I really don't think you would want to after trying it.
It comes with an optional 10 years warranty and can be used for wet and dry blending unlike Vitamix which requires you fork out more money for another jug.
So quick buy one, while they're still at the introductory price of £349!
|Lemon Curd with Nutmeg|
I don't think you could make this curd in a standard blender as it doesn't heat the mixture.
If you don't have a powerful one like this, then you're better heating the curd in a pot.
You see the Optimum starts to heat if you blend for a longer time, so it gently cooks the eggs.
I've made lemon curd the traditional way before and you stir forever. I just looked back at my recipe and it says it takes about 30 minutes. I won't be going back to that method!
I didn't have enough eggs for my original recipe, but I went ahead and made it with 3 and it worked just fine and cut down on the calories.
Now what flavour shall I try next?
Blender Lime Curd
A light and frothy lime curd make in minutes in an Optimum 9400 blender.
- 3 large eggs
- juice of 4 (150ml approx) limes
- finely grated lime peel (from 2 limes)
- 200g caster sugar
- 100g butter, cubed
1. Crack the eggs into your blender and add the lime juice, lime peel and sugar. 2. Blend gently, gradually increasing the speed, then leave to blend on full for 5-6 minutes. 3. Add the softened butter a cube at a time while blending, until it is all combined. Leave to blend for a few seconds more.4. Pour into a jar or bowl and set aside to cool. Once cool, leave in the fridge to set.5. The curd will keep in the fridge for a few days.6. Enjoy!notes: if you don't have a powerful blender like the Optimum 9400, whisk your curd in a pot while gently heating until it has thickened, which will take approximately 30 minutes.
Yield: Makes 1 bowl of curd
Here are a few more fruit curds (butters) for you to try:
Disclosure: Froothie sent me a Optimum 9400 to review. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.