Citrus Chia Seed Muffins with Seville Orange Curd
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.
- Zest and juice of 2 Seville oranges
- 100 g unsalted butter
- 3 eggs
- 150 g caster sugar
- Place all the ingredients into the jug
- Select mix for 7 seconds
- Insert the Mixing Tool and cook at 80C, mix setting 3 for 15 minutes
- When the curd is made, spoon it into sterilised jars and store in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks
- 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.
- 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.
- The same recipe can be used for Lemon Curd, replacing the oranges with lemons.
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.