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Citrus Chia Seed Muffins with Seville Orange Curd

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Seville Orange  Curd is a tasty alternative to marmalade, which is the traditional way to use these glorious fruits. I always think they are bright and cheerful reminder of the sunshine of Spain while we endure the cold early months of the year. 
I was particularly keen to try making Seville Orange Curd in my Froothie Optimum ThermoCook, it’s ideal for making fruit curds because it heats to an even temperature and stirs the mixture at the same time. You don’t have to stand over it either, just set it up and 15 minutes later, perfect delicious orange curd.  If you don’t have Seville Oranges, they are only available for a short time, then use the zest of the orange and juice of one orange and one lemon. 

Seville Orange Curd

Seville Orange Curd
A simple and delicious orange curd with a fresh zingy flavour.
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Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. Zest and juice of 2 Seville oranges
  2. 100 g unsalted butter
  3. 3 eggs
  4. 150 g caster sugar
For the ThermoCook
  1. Place all the ingredients into the jug
  2. Select mix for 7 seconds
  3. Insert the Mixing Tool and cook at 80C, mix setting 3 for 15 minutes
  4. When the curd is made, spoon it into sterilised jars and store in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks
To make without a ThermoCook
  1. Place all the ingredients in a double boiler or in a large heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Sir until the sugar has dissolved and continue to heat gently, stirring, for about 20 minutes until thick enough to coat the back of the spoon; do not allow to boil or it will curdle.
  2. Strain the lemon curd through a fine sieve. Pot and cover in the usual way. Store in the refrigerator and use within 2-3 weeks.
Notes
  1. The same recipe can be used for Lemon Curd, replacing the oranges with lemons.
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The Seville Orange Curd makes an ideal topping for these gluten-free Citrus Chia Seed Muffins which are made with coconut flour and chia seeds. I adapted the recipe from one I found at Slim Palate, using one orange and one lemon instead of the two lemons in the original recipe.   I think I had the oven a little too hot and the buns sunk in the middle a little and are slightly more brown round the edges than they should be!  Fortunately, they still tasted very good indeed and kept moist for 3-4 days. A teaspoonful of curd sits nicely in the little indentation and adds a hint of creamy luxury to the buns. 

Citrus Chia Seed Muffins with Seville Orange Curd

Here are a three more curd recipes made in either the  Optimum ThermoCook or the Froothie Optimum high power blender:

Lemon Curd from Tin & Thyme

Passionfruit and Lime Curd from The Crafty Larder

Persimmon and Bergamot Fruit Curd from Kavey’s Kitchen 

Disclosure: Froothie UK sent me the Optimum ThermoCook to use and review at home. I have not been paid for this post and was not required to give the ThermoCook a positive write up.  All opinions are my own.  Affiliate links included in this post.

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      Janice Pattie
      March 8, 2016

      Thanks Kavey, I love lemon curd and the orange didn’t disappoint. Really blown away by how good the chia seed muffins were, will be making again and hopefully without over baking!

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      Janice Pattie
      March 8, 2016

      It certainly is Choclette and worked so well with the muffins.

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      Janice Pattie
      March 10, 2016

      Oh let me know how you get on Diana.

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      Janice Pattie
      March 10, 2016

      Thanks Corina, it certainly does and it’s great on Hot Cross Buns too.

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      Janice Pattie
      April 22, 2016

      Thanks Manjiri, I must make them again, they were very good.

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