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...
With Love,

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  1. Hello dear,

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

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

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

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

    today's post:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

  14. Delicious strawberry curd I love it Vimitha.

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

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

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

  18. Looks very interesting and delicious

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

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

  21. looks really amazing, vimitha...

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

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

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

  24. Looks so delicious!! I guess you love nutella a lot! But don't worry, I love it too! :P

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

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

  27. looks the combo....

  28. beautiful presentation vimitha..

  29. innovative and nice combo, looks delicious..

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

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


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