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:
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!
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.