Monday, March 18, 2013

Strawberry Curd & Nutella Strawberry Curd Brushcetta

I have a thing with fruit curds, I love them, I drool over them when I see them popping across blogs but I have never tried them. Its nothing but fear ~ fear that the curd might get scrambled. Am never fast, you know and so continuous whisking is never my league. Another reason, standing in front of the stove for a continuous 15 mins is never my kid's thing. He hates it, literally and he starts wailing by the 5th minute. And so I never attempted making a fruit curd.

Now if I had the nerve to try any fruit curd then it would have been a sensational orange curd. But see what I have done here, strawberry curd ~ till date I have never browsed for anything of this genre. But the 4 mini-cartons of strawberry that I had purchased during my last week grocery shopping were starting to wilt (okay, I am a mad strawberry picker, I accept that fact ;)) and amma was yelling of getting bored with the tall glasses of berry smoothies that I have been throwing at her every morning in the name of healthy breakfast smoothies.

And so I set to make strawberry jam over the weekend. Midway chopping, amma peeked into the kitchen and when I told her that a jam was in the making, there she was with her don't-you-ever-use-so-much-sugar tantrum. And so I had to come up with a preserve that uses minimal sugar but can sit in the fridge for a minimum of 1 week. That was when the 'curd' idea came up and I started browsing for recipes. Every single recipe that I came across made a big batch of curd and what I was looking for was a tester. So after going through this and predominantly this here I am with my version of strawberry curd. It was sweet but not overpoweringly sweet and the strawberry flavor was just there. I tried them on toasts, butter croissants but I loved the nutella bruschetta the most.

~*What U Need*~
Strawberries - 1 cup, chopped
Sugar - 2 tbsps
Egg yolk - 1, medium
Water - 1 tbsp
Butter - 2 tbsp
Lemon juice - 1 tsp(optional)

How I Made it:
In a bowl, add the chopped strawberries and 1 tbsp sugar and set aside for 15 mins. Puree it and strain to remove the seeds.

In a small saucepan, add the strawberry puree and 1 tbsp water. Over medium heat, allow to cook till mushy and soft, about 10 minutes. Add the remaining sugar and butter and stir till melted, remove from heat.

In a wide bowl, whisk the egg yolk till smooth. Add 1 tbsp of the hot strawberry mixture and whisk to temper the egg. Add the remaining mixture and whisk till smooth.

In a double boiler, cook till the curd thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon, about 10 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour curd into a clean jar. Let cool, then cover and chill.

Serve with toasted french bread or hot croissants or simple toasts.

** My Notes:
** It will keep in the fridge for a few weeks.
** This makes around 3/4th cup of curd
** The recipe can be easily doubled for a larger batch.
** I skipped the lemon juice.

Nuttella Strawberry curd bruschetta ~ its simple, you dont need a recipe for this. Slice a french baguette as desired, toast with some butter, smear nutella as needed, top with strawberry curd and slices of banana. Serve!!!

So thats it Folks...
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40 comments:

  1. This looks so so yummy! Love the clicks :)

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  2. Hello dear,

    Stepwise presentation is so hard to set. how did you manage? Great job and pics are too good.
    Good night dear! :)

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  3. This is unusual vimi..too good recipe...

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  4. Wow yummy........very simple & nice,loved it.

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  5. Very interesting and innovative recipe Vimitha. Looksso delicious.

    today's post:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/03/steamed-egg-bhapa-dim.html

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  6. Unusual combination :) but looks so yum, love it

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  7. Looks very interesting and yummy.. love it :)

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  8. Very attractive brushcetta, seriously that strawberry curd sounds mindblowing, never tried this fruit curd,thanks Vimi for sharing.

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  9. This is a wonderful curd indeed, looks yummy on bread :)

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  10. Wow...strawberry curd looks delicious.. :-)

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  11. Very beautiful and delightful. Have not tried this before, will surely give it a shot.
    Thanks for sharing dear.

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  12. Really very new to me.... Lovely Vimitha.

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  13. Good for kids.. they'll love it..

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  14. Oh, that sounds super good, love love nutella!

    Puja

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  15. wonderful vimi-i loved the preparation. am sure we will have no excuses for wasting riped berries

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  16. Delicious strawberry curd I love it Vimitha.

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  17. This looks so delicious!I love the way you get the goodness of fruits and yogurt in one place:)

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  18. Strawberry curd looks wonderful.. Love the combo of strawberry curd nutella and brushcetta.. Yum!

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  19. strawberry curd is nice idea....first time in your space....happy to follow you...

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  20. Looks very interesting and delicious

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  21. Innovative idea...Loved the curd and presentation..

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  22. Kudos Vimitha for the novel idea, the strawberry curd looks yum, and the nutella smothering is just too good!

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  23. looks really amazing, vimitha...

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  24. Very innovative & tempting combo!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  25. This preparation reminds me of strawberry couli preparation. Looks very good. BTW, where did you get the italian baguette here in chennai?

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    1. Uma, you get it in French loaf near every Wang's kitchen...

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  26. Looks so delicious!! I guess you love nutella a lot! But don't worry, I love it too! :P
    http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com

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  27. I love curds too, have made lemon curd before but not strawberry ones. Shd try it someday ;)

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  28. Vimitha, awesome recipe, nutella-strawberry curd bruschetta, so tempting..

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  29. looks yuuum....love the combo....

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  30. beautiful presentation vimitha..

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  31. innovative and nice combo, looks delicious..

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  32. Hi Vimitha, interesting recipe, look awesome and finger licking good. Thanks for the step by step pictures.

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  33. What a GREAT idea. I have never thought of strawberry curd before. BRILLIANT!!

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