An intense lime flavour reminiscent of "Mum's lemon honey".
Mix through natural yoghurt or whipped cream and use dollops with a dessert; a delicious dip for strawberries on a fruit platter; a toast topping or merely eat by sinful spoonfuls.
Saffron adds a funky dimension to our already delicious Lime Curd. Dare to think outside the square!
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Sharing the same piece of my heart as the regular Lime Curd, this is an amazingly delicious and versatile condiment. All the usual uses apply - on toast, on bread, on croissants, etc... and also some of the more unusual ones too - in cheesecake, as part of a sauce, mixed through heavily whipped cream as a dessert topping... but the only thing that had me feeling a little let down - the Saffron.
I couldn't taste it at all. Maybe it was my tastebuds - burned out after too many years of strong flavoured foods - or maybe it's just the saffron is indeed a too-subtle taste and is more of a "colour" ingredient... I don't know. All I do know is that it's just as yummy as the regular variety for me, and just as handy in the kitchen when I feel the urge to be creative! You can see what a lovely colour it added to the cheesecake I made... but what the photo can't show you is what a wonderfully smooth, silky texture it added too!
Overall, because I couldn't tell the difference between this and the slightly lower priced regular curd, if I had to choose I would go with the regular. For those who have tastebuds worthy of the name, and a place on a Hell's Kitchen Taste Testing challenge, this may appeal to you a lot more. Still LOVE the product in all ways, but can't see what the extra cost gives to me.
Having not tasted the curd without saffron I am not able to compare the two however this is absolutely amazing. I am not sure I can taste the saffron but it is such a subtle taste that I suspect the lime overpowers it anyway.
I love the extra tang that using limes instead of lemons gives the traditional classic curd. This really is amazing. A fantastic accompaniment to a berry desert on the side with some cream or vanilla ice-cream.
Try a dollop inside your berry muffins with some cream cheese (ie put in before baking...) YUMMMM
I am guilty of savouring a small spoonful straight from the jar, as the taste explosion is fab. You are left with a lovely lime taste in your mouth that takes me back to the good old lime popsicles or frujus of old.
Definitely worth giving this a try and if you are at all creative in the kitchen I suspect this will be a useful addition to the larder.
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