|Mango curd, great on toast, excellent with pancakes|
and super in ice cream
|Fresh from the tree and ready to eat|
When I was first introduced to lemon curd I immediately became a fan. But over the years it became less readily available and eventually I stopped looking for it. Now, with mangoes everywhere, the idea just came to me to try and make a curd with them. So, I researched many recipes for lemon curd to give me an understanding of suitable quantities and types of ingredients.
The method of preparation is quite different from making jam or preserves but it is not difficult at all. It just requires some extra time but the result is worth it!
Let's go to the recipe:
Weighing scales food processor
nylon/plastic sieve wooden spoon
stainless steel pan 2 medium sized jam jars
a bowl for the puree
double boiler or heatproof bowl over a pan of same size
Ingredients:4 fresh egg yolks 175 g sugar
350 g mango puree 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
90 g butter cut into cubes
First wash, peel and cut up the mangoes, between 4 and five, depending on size and weight. You want to start with a generous 400 grams. When the fruit has been prepared, chop it very finely in the food processor. When no more lumps remain pour into your sieve over a clean bowl and force the fruit pulp through the sieve with your wooden spoon. This ensures that all remaining fibres will be eliminated and that your finished mango curd will be super smooth and silky.
|Mango puree, egg yolks, lemon juice and sugar in a bowl on top of a|
pan with simmering water
When thick, gradually stir in the butter until completely melted. Then take off the heat and immediately pour into the sterilized hot jars and seal with the lids. When cold the lids should not 'give' when pressed down. That way the mango curd will keep for about a month in a cool, dark place. If a vacuum was not achieved keep the jars in the fridge, but not longer than a week before consumption.
Since there are no preservatives in this mango curd it is advisable not to keep it for more than a month.
|Smooth and silky mango curd|