Winter Citrus

We’re enjoying a lot of different kinds of citrus at the moment, mainly from Kleinjongenskraal in (aptly named) Citrusdal. We’re learning the difference between mandarins and clementines and meeting entirely new fruit like shaddock (better known as pomelo). We seem to have missed, in the blink of an eye, the ruby grapefruit season, which I’m taking particularly hard. On Friday we made three new types of curd, pomelo, naartjie and cara cara orange. Naartjie, well, tastes just like a naartjie. The cara cara was surprisingly tart. The pomelo, however, was our favourite. It’s definitely grapefruity, with that slight bitterness that catches the back of your throat, but it’s also quite floral and green in taste. In fact, the curd tastes nicer than the fruit!

So we’ll see if a plain pomelo ice cream is also something special, otherwise we need to think what flavour we can swirl the curd into. We made a very popular chocolate-orange curd swirl earlier this winter, so we’re hesitant to revert to chocolate again. Any suggestions?

2 Responses to Winter Citrus

  1. Annamarie July 25, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    hmmmm i love citrus! whats the flavours for the market saturday – i need some creamery lovin!

  2. Kate July 25, 2012 at 10:05 am #

    Hi Annamarie
    Thanks for your comment. We’re sending, along with all our usual flavours, the last of the lime curd swirl, candied quinces & farm cream, and one batch of our limited edition Kitchen Sink ice cream – malt ice cream studded with lots of different handmade candies; brownies, marshmallows and more!

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