+
Home Cooking

FRUIT CURD -- Home Cooking Dish of the Month, May 2021

masha | May 1, 202107:16 AM     57

Welcome to the Reporting Thread for our May 2021 Dish of the Month (“DOTM”), Fruit Curd. The purpose of this thread is to collect reports from Hounds about their preparation of Fruit Curds during the month of May, replete with any pictures that you may want to share.

Thanks to all the hounds who participated during the nomination and voting phases for our May 2021 DOTM. To see how we got here, you can go to our Nominations, https://www.chowhound.com/post/dish-m..., and Voting threads, https://www.chowhound.com/post/dish-m....

According to the Britishfoodhistory.com blog, “the earliest mention of the term lemon curd dates “to 1844 in The Lady’s Own Cookery Book.” https://britishfoodhistory.com/2012/0.... Unlike the lemon curds of today, those lemon curds were “literally that; lemon acidulating cream to form curds which could then be separated from the whey through some cheesecloth.” Today, curds differ from custards in that “they contain a higher proportion of juice and zest, which gives them a bolder, fruitier taste.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruit_curd.

Whatever, their history, fruit curds are no longer limited to lemon or other citrus fruits. As various hounds noted on our Nominations thread, curds can be made with berries, passionfruit, rhubarb, pineapple and virtually any other fruit – which makes them an ideal selection for our May DOTM, as hounds can use whatever fruits are in season in their locales.

As you prepare fruit curds, may find this guidance from Williams & Sonoma useful in terms of the general techniques, https://www.williams-sonoma.com/recip....

So, let’s get going preparing and reporting on the Fruit Curds that we make during May. If you do report the details of a published recipe, please respect the author’s copyright by either: (a) including a link directly to the source of the recipe, or (b) if no link is available, please do not directly quote the entire recipe. Rather use your own words to paraphrase and explain the instructions for making the dish (although you may directly quote any list and quantities of ingredients).

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Invite a friend to chime in on this discussion.

Email a Friend

More from Chowhound

The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving
Entertaining

The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving

by Kristin Donnelly | The best way to cook a stress-free dinner is to think ahead, which is why we've created this comprehensive...

19 Great Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren't Pie
Food and Cooking

19 Great Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren't Pie

by Caitlin M. O'Shaughnessy | When the usual pie lineup feels boring and uninspired for your dessert repertoire, you've got to make...

An Ode to 5 Thanksgiving Foods That Are Better from the Package
Food Trends

An Ode to 5 Thanksgiving Foods That Are Better from the Package

by Kelsey Butler | Nostalgia is a factor not to be discounted when it comes to food, and these five holiday staples sometimes...

Better-Than-Homemade Goodies That Can Be Ordered Online
Shop

Better-Than-Homemade Goodies That Can Be Ordered Online

by David Klein | Mail order cookies, cakes, pies, and other sweet treats are better (and more prolific) than ever...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.