Thursday, January 12, 2012

Again With the Citrus

Not to overdo it or anything but, did I mention I like citrus?

Ha.  Today, in the hour and a half after the kids left for school, I made 2 citrus curds.  I started with grapefruit and made a double batch of curd.  One big ruby red grapefruit yields 1 cup of juice which is perfect since that is what a double batch requires.  How convenient!  Using the same recipe as the Meyer lemon curd but without the zest (it seemed like grapefruit zest might not give the desired effect) I ended up with 3 half-pint jars and one half-cup jar of curd.  I tinted it a little pink with 4 drops of red food coloring, just for the grapefruitiness of it.

Then I set to work on the Meyer lemons.  4 lemons makes 1 cup of juice and, since I didn't have any more half-cup jars, I made 3 half-pint jars and topped off an open jar in the fridge.

I generally store these in the fridge, even though they are sealed.  I didn't before, but then I decided that if it's going to take a while to get to them, it might be better if I did.

There are enough lemons left for another batch, but I need to get more unsalted butter and that won't be happening today.  I have other errands to do!


  1. ...aaand my label maker is out of labels. Horrors!

  2. let me just amplify that: out of labels! The labels come rolls of 1000! a THOUSAND!


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