Blood Orange Curd

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With this luscious Blood Orange Curd, I am celebrating the season of gorgeous blood oranges!

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Indeed, we’re currently not eating desserts. Don’t get twisted by this Lavender Cake and this Rose Raspberry Layer Cake.  They happened a long time ago. As I said, we are not eating sweets these days. Period.

Well, just for the record, we buy some ice cream every weekend. I don’t count bought sweets. If I did that, that would be too much to count. And we’ve cut down on ice cream too. Instead of 3 large containers we are buying only two now.

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There’s a reason for doing that. Andrey has (finally!) given up smoking. We had been trying to do that for at least 5 years, and this year he was strong enough (sure with my valuable support) to make this step. It’s been only 2 months, but I think we are doing well (Andrey is still grumpy and irritated time by time).

But as you may know, people trying to give up smoking, often discover another side of this process. They become hungry gluttonous. Besides feeling hungry, he is having some issues with his back so he is not working out to burn the excessive calories for the time being.

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That’s why I’ve promised to have a timeout after those two cakes.

As a result, I made this scrumptious Blood Orange Curd. See the connection? Not really? Strange!

It’s simple. First of all, it’s the blood orange season which I couldn’t miss! Secondly, Andrey doesn’t like curd so it’s not an issue at all. Is that clear now?

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This Blood Orange Curd isn’t that tart as lemon one, but it’s very luscious and scrumptious, with some lovely acid notes.

You should try it. Period.

In a meanwhile, I’ve got some other ideas, and I may make another 1-2 kinds of curd soon.

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16 thoughts on “Blood Orange Curd

  1. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says:

    Gahh, I LOVE blood oranges and blood orange curd and yours looks seriously delicious, Ben! Super creamy and totally dreamy! I could eat it by the spoonful straight from the jar! Congrats to A for quitting smoking! That is NO easy feat! He deserves a few vats of this curd and like 7 gallons of ice cream. Cheers, buddy!
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  2. David @ Spiced says:

    What a great idea to use blood oranges in a curd, Ben. I could totally get behind this on a nicely toasted piece of grain bread (which I see you have there as well)! I could also get behind this one on a cake…but seeing as how cake is off limits in your house right now, then I’ll settle for toast. Cake should also be off limits for us right now, too. Our gym schedule is all mixed up (as in it doesn’t exist) thanks to little Robbie. So we’re having to be more careful about what we eat now. Bah!
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