The slow cooker does it again. The easiest way to make fruit curds? Yup. That’s it. How about these flavours? Lemon and ginger, or strawberry and black pepper.
Homemade curds aren’t particularly difficult, but they do need some attention. Anything where you need to cook eggs without scrambling them is tricky. The low temperatures of the slow cooker make this a doddle. Mix up your ingredients, pop them in a heatproof bowl or individual ramekins, and give them a hot water bath. So easy.
You can let your imagination run wild with the flavour combos, or use unusual fruit like these strawberrries. The strawberry version would be gorgeous as a filling in a vanilla cake, and the lemon, well that goes with everything. Even on a plain piece of toast.
Make sure you try your bowl or ramekins before starting. They need to easily fit in the slow cooker insert. If you don’t have any, it may work with coffee mugs, but I haven’t tried it so I can’t guarantee it. However, a pudding basin or some ceramic souffle cups are a good investment as accessories for the crockpot.