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Old 02-17-2011, 06:14 PM   #18861
 
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Mmmm, lemon curd. I often make Alice Medrich's low-fat curd. It's one of my favorites --- no butter, so the flavor is very bright and fresh. For topping pancakes and scones, it's usually what I make.

I've got a pear pie in the works before I start playing with the Meyer lemons.
Lemon curd? Never heard of that, but it sounds good. Does it have a pudding-like texture? Ya'll be talking about lemon stuff, getting me hungry again. I wish I had a slice of lemon meringue pie right now!

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It's more on the gelatinous-side, but not exactly. It's a lot like lemon meringue pie filling actually. Curd is a bit stiffer though.
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:17 PM   #18862
 
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Well, ninja, misspam is more to blame since she is the canning goddess around here. I don't can, so sadly I cannot send you curd.
Yes, we'll all be huddled, but we'll be eating pie while springy is away. We'll give Calvin an extra slice in your honor, don't you worry, springy.

Now, misspam, it's Medrich. You know she'd never make something without ensuring it was delicious as well. Seriously, it's awesome. On the opposite end of Herme's lemon cream, but fabulous nonetheless.
You must make Dorie's whole lemon tart, by the way.

AllyT, lemon curd is a custard that is very much like what you find in a lemon meringue pie. Both pudding and curd are custards, so there is similarity. Lots of people make lemon meringue pie with lemon curd actually. Lemon curd is typically richer than the filling for lemon meringue pie though. And since lemon meringue pie is supposed to be sliced neatly, it's meant to be a bit more firm and set, whereas curd for spooning onto things and eating with a spoon can be delightfully runny. Good curd contains no starch the way an American pudding or a pastry cream does. Hate starch in curds --- it makes it taste floury.
It really shouldn't be gelatinous unless it's stabilized with a lot of gelatin. I tasted some curd recently and it was obvious it had gelatin from tasting it.
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:26 PM   #18863
 
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Yeah, I'm the canning beyotch!!!

Sadly, I cannot send ninjadog, or anyone else for that matter, any lemon curd as I don't have a pressure cooker yet. I had a knowledgeable person recommend this one to me though, and I am seriously considering it.

Saria, I trust you and Alice Medrich completely!!! And I did peruse Dorie's whole lemon tart. I most certainly have enough lemons left for that......
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Argh!

You two!

Such.....connoisseurs of the curd.
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Argh!

You two!

Such.....connoisseurs of the curd.
Shall we commence to a duel???

(I'd send you some ninja, if I could...you know I would.)
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I haven't made the one from Baking: From My Home To Yours yet, though I would like to. I made the previous version from earlier books. The old one doesn't contain the cream that the new one does. And I usually add regular (Eureka) lemon juice for tartness when I make it. It's a great tart.

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Meyer lemons at sunrise.

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Old 02-17-2011, 06:50 PM   #18868
 
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Here's Medrich's low fat lemon curd:
Low Fat Lemon Curd « Baking Bites

Ninja, see how easy it is! You can make it and then taunt us with your sweet-tart victory.
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Here's Medrich's low fat lemon curd:
Low Fat Lemon Curd « Baking Bites

Ninja, see how easy it is! You can make it and then taunt us with your sweet-tart victory.
Oh my lord. Thank you so much for that.
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:16 PM   #18870
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Why'd Ninja D jump off the wagon? Cookie ain't made the beans yet....
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Ok, I could really go for some Lok Lak Beef right now.



I seriously ate that like twice a day... Of course, when I got home I found out that they're very liberal with the MSG. I don't even care right now - I've got such a craving!
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I opened the refrigerator to find a half of a Meyer lemon in front of me. Horrified, I looked to see only one had been used. I held a regular lemon and a Meyer lemon in front of my mom and asked her which one was a regular lemon.
"Oh, I thought maybe it was an orange. I wondered why this lemon I cut was so soft."
"Yeah, because Meyer lemon rind is soft and easy to eat, aside from less acid and a sweeter flavor."
"Well, that's why the meat tasted so good!"


I still have enough, though. Phew!
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Why'd Ninja D jump off the wagon? Cookie ain't made the beans yet....
Can't stand the longing.
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Why'd Ninja D jump off the wagon? Cookie ain't made the beans yet....
Can't stand the longing.

Longing??? I'm confused.
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Of course, when I got home I found out that they're very liberal with the MSG.
MSG isn't bad for you. People just think it is because they get indigestion after over-indulging at the local Chinese restaurant. If MSG caused headaches, then 99% of the people in Asia would have headaches nonstop.
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Well, ninja, misspam is more to blame since she is the canning goddess around here. I don't can, so sadly I cannot send you curd.
Yes, we'll all be huddled, but we'll be eating pie while springy is away. We'll give Calvin an extra slice in your honor, don't you worry, springy.

Now, misspam, it's Medrich. You know she'd never make something without ensuring it was delicious as well. Seriously, it's awesome. On the opposite end of Herme's lemon cream, but fabulous nonetheless.
You must make Dorie's whole lemon tart, by the way.

AllyT, lemon curd is a custard that is very much like what you find in a lemon meringue pie. Both pudding and curd are custards, so there is similarity. Lots of people make lemon meringue pie with lemon curd actually. Lemon curd is typically richer than the filling for lemon meringue pie though. And since lemon meringue pie is supposed to be sliced neatly, it's meant to be a bit more firm and set, whereas curd for spooning onto things and eating with a spoon can be delightfully runny. Good curd contains no starch the way an American pudding or a pastry cream does. Hate starch in curds --- it makes it taste floury.
It really shouldn't be gelatinous unless it's stabilized with a lot of gelatin. I tasted some curd recently and it was obvious it had gelatin from tasting it.
Gelatinous was the only word I could think of...
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Of course, when I got home I found out that they're very liberal with the MSG.
MSG isn't bad for you. People just think it is because they get indigestion after over-indulging at the local Chinese restaurant. If MSG caused headaches, then 99% of the people in Asia would have headaches nonstop.
Well, in that case! Bring on the lok lak!
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Yeah, actual cases of people having an intolerance to MSG are pretty rare. It's very much an unfairly vilified ingredient. Plus it's in a lot of things people love.
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springy, come back and complain with us. It's not the same without you shivering along. But.....enjoy in the meantime. Really. We'll just be here, huddling by the fire, with our coal blackened fingers, waiting patiently. In tatters. With your mother and Calvin. (He's looking rather thin by the way. Won't eat a bite. Poor little fellow. Grows sadder every day. Sigh. 'Tis a hard life for a dog without his mistress.)
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Yes, we'll all be huddled, but we'll be eating pie while springy is away. We'll give Calvin an extra slice in your honor, don't you worry, springy.
Calvin is with us, but all of a sudden he's wishing we'd left him behind with his Aunt Ninja and Aunt Saria. He's quick to dessert (har har) his mother when food is involved.

I'm gonna try my bestest to bottle up some sunshine and bring it back to y'all.
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Ok, I could really go for some Lok Lak Beef right now.



I seriously ate that like twice a day... Of course, when I got home I found out that they're very liberal with the MSG. I don't even care right now - I've got such a craving!

thats also a Viet dish -thit bo luc lac. i havent had that for awhile.

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