Birthday Card & Chocolate Orange Curd Recipe!
I’ve been feeling really encouraged lately.
First email from myscrapbookart to say they’d featured a card on their blog, then I got news I’d won a challenge and a prize with Quick Cards and then I’ve also got to create something for a manufacturer but I can’t say any more right now.
For those that want to know, I’m in the Issue 101 Simply Cards and Papercraft and the Crafts Beautiful Christmas special which should be out in September.
This card is for one of my favourite friends- hope you don’t mind more Simple Stories papers- they’re just plain ‘ole happy! The stamp is from Hero Arts and background paper is from Pebbles.
She’s also getting these
The ‘orange curd’ is made by adapting the lemon curd recipe that I’ve posted about before. You just swap in the same quantity of any other juice. I’ve done gooseberry, blackberry etc. just heat up the fruit if it’s not a citrus fruit, push through a sieve and use the juice/pulp in the recipe. I’d picked up some cheap mandarins so used those.
Steve had come home with some melted chocolate. Part of his marketing recently has used chocolate oranges and Lindt orange chocolates. With all the heat they’d gotten a little melty- Steve asked how I could use them. Well I immediately thought of chocolate orange curd as I was making orange curd at that point. I scoured the Internet for a recipe and Nothing. No-one apart from the manufacturers has posted anything- so, I experimented.
I melted roughly 100g of Lindt orange truffles and set them aside whilst I quick made the orange curd. I added them both together once the curd was thickened and chocolate still melted. Mix together quickly and pour into warmed jars and voila. But do keep it in the fridge. It’s really really yummy. You could easily substitute any chocolate-
the 100g seems to be perfect. The kids have tried it on toast but I think it would lovely as an ice-cream sauce and equally nice as a spreadable icing on some cupcakes- maybe with a bit of icing sugar to make it more stable.