July 5, 2016

Monthly Mystery Munchies #15 with Gen

Figs (or the substitute of), lime and rosemary. Those 3 ingredients  are not to be used in the main dish. While this shouts madness, it turns out that this was not an impossible feat after all!

Gen not only aced it with 2 different recipes in which she has put in some serious work there, and now, she also has created possibly the longest blog title ever in her post of “Monthly Mystery Munchies #15: Mini Tartlets with Rosemary-Infused Grapefruit and Lime Curd, and Homemade Custard“.  A 16-word title!

Gen couldn’t source out for figs, but that don’t matter for she has, very courageously substituted that with an ingredient she has not cooked with before! She’s made magic using grapefruit instead and  it makes me wonder what magical dish she’d come up with if she had managed to get her hands on some figs! Look at these:

Grapfruit tarts 1

Photo credit: Gen @Eat, Play, Clove
Custard 2

Photo credit: Gen @Eat, Play, Clove

I am completely blown away by her enthusiasm and the fact that this month’s challenge thrilled her. In her words,

I’ve been jonesing to get my bake on for a while, but I needed a good excuse. So, now that I have afore-mentioned excuse, why not make pastry? Cool, good idea. Why stop there, you ask? Indeed, I agree. Homemade custard. It’s too easy. I mean, I couldn’t believe how easy it was, and how absolutely delicious it tasted. See, I’m obsessed with custard. I blame my gran. She used to give me one (two) bowls every Sunday after lunch” 

She’s right about curd – too easy; as in I share her sentiments at how easy it was to make curd. That gave me a good chuckle when I read what she made because we both must have been feeling curdy this month for us to come up with lime curd. It’s the first time we have made something similar in the form of a curd but with completely different ingredients!

What a riot! Despite the distance, maybe there’s some telepathy in the air with me making Figs, Rosemary and Lime-Drizzled Scones with Lime Curd since we are now in the same time zone as I have recently discovered, thanks to Gen.

Okay, that was lame. 

Back to food, her curd with grapefruit and lime zest along with rosemary must have tasted delish. Plus she has put in such massive effort in making the pastries  AND THEN making the vanilla custard. Insanity! And this is why I love her.

You really gotta pop over to her blog for her Mini Tartlets with Rosemary-Infused Grapefruit and Lime Curd, and Vanilla Custard recipe curd. All of which are home-made. You can’t get any better than that! 


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  1. Yum, yum, yum!

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