Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Passion-Fruit Butter (Curd)

Feeling in the mood for some deliciously decadent passion-fruit butter to fill some homemade shortbread tarts I raided my freezer for a bag of pulp and set to work making a small batch of 'crowd pleasing' passion-fruit butter....

Here's the Recipe.....
Ingredients - 10 passion-fruit (pulped), 1 & 1/2 cups of white sugar, 3 eggs (lightly beaten), 180g butter.
Method - Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and whisk over a very low heat until the mixture thickens and resembles honey. Do not allow the mixture to boil or it will curdle and you'll have something that looks more like 'scrambled' eggs, not honey.
Pour the mixture into sterilised jars and seal immediately. Keep in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.
This is delicious spread on toast or my favorite way to eat it is spooned into pastry cases and topped with freshly whipped cream - YUM-MO!!!!

Also, when scanning through the books on Sale at my favorite on-line book store last week I came across this little gem....
book 1
Having heard great things of this Author I quickly snapped this book up and now that its arrived I am so pleased that I did.....

It's just gorgeous!!!!! Filled to the brim with fantastic doodles, inspiring quotes and awesome activities - all to help fuel, excite and motivate the creative mind...

Have you bought (or read) a great book like this lately?? I'd love to hear what it was...


  1. The recipe sounds yummy Jodie & the book sounds like a good one! I recently read My Heart Wanders by Pia Jane Bijkerk, beautiful story & inspiring photos :)

  2. My mouth is absolutely dripping and pursed with pleasure thoughts of tanginess. Going to check out that book now.

  3. passionfruit butter. oh yeah. drooling just thinking about it! ox

  4. That passionfruit butter looks and sounds delicious Jodie. I made some lemon butter the other day too, must be the weather for preserving. :) xo


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