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?