Week 2 , Lockdown 2, another day, another week.

Actually we have been called upon in our capacity as Child Minders, which if course we were extremely reluctant to do ! ( read NOT)

So tonight is Pizza Movie Night, my goodness the week comes by so quickly. The orders have come in, three predominantly Mushrooms and the other two pepperoni. Dough made and in-fact it looks something from the Day of the Triffids! If I don’t do something with it fairly soon, it will do a Walkabout in my kitchen !

Meanwhile, I have made Clementine Curd, an update on Lemon curd, but have made it in the Microwave.

I haven’t made it in a long time, but many years ago, learnt that it is extremely easy to make and especially so in the Microwave.

For this you will need

  1. Grated juice and rind of three or four clementines ( can use Lemons or Limes as an alternative )
  2. 250 grms (1 1/4 cups) caster sugar
  3. 3 eggs, beaten
  4. 73 grams ( 3 oz butter, melted)

To make the zest, I have a little gadget which is weirdly called a zester! However if you have a fine micro plane, it will do a better job and easier, Except, Mind those finger nails and knuckles !

Put the zest, and juice into a heatproof bowl, whisk in the eggs, sugar and butter.

Microwave on high for one minute intervals, whisking well in between. Do this for four or six minutes.

Then remove from the microwave and continue to whisk whilst the mixture cools a little and thickens.

Pour into sterilised jars and seal.

Store in the refrigerator for only up to three weeks. Unfortunately as yummy as it is, it does not store well ! Obviously the commercial product must have additives, as it keeps almost as well as Jam.

Serve it with scones , on toast, a filling for eclairs, or sponge cake or Best Of All as a topping on Vanilla Ice Cream!

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