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Passion Fruit Curd by GBBO’s Candice Brown

Sweet, smooth and tangy, my favourite flavour curd. Use it to fill Pavlova, a roulade or a layered sponge, or just spoon it over vanilla ice cream. When you have a good curd recipe the possibilities are endless.

Makes about 250ml

4 large egg yolks

150g golden caster sugar

12 ripe, wrinkled passion fruits

100g unsalted butter

Whisk together the egg yolks and sugar in a mixing bowl for 1 minute.

Scoop out all the flesh and seeds from 10 of the passion fruits into a food processor. Blitz for 10 seconds to loosen the seeds, then press through a sieve into the egg and sugar mix (discard the seeds left in the sieve). Set aside.

Melt the butter in a heavy-based medium-sized saucepan without letting it come to the boil. Add the yolk/fruit mixture and cook over low/medium heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture begins to thicken. This will take about 5 minutes. Don’t let it boil!

Off the heat, add the flesh and seeds from the two remaining passion fruits and stir to mix. Pour into a shallow tray and allow to cool.

Store in a sterilised jar in the fridge for up to a week.

* To sterilise your jars, wash them (and their lids) in hot, soapy water then let them dry out in a hot oven before filling and sealing.

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CHRISTMAS FESTIVALS  NOVEMBER

 

Tatton Park, Cheshire - 17, 18 & 19 November & Edinburgh EICC - 24th, 25th & 26th November

Foodies Festival is bringing the Christmas spirit to Tatton Park for the first time on 17, 18 & 19 November. Foodies Festival Christmas, Edinburgh’s favourite food festival, is returning to the EICC on 24, 25 & 26 November.

Take home recipes and top tips from MasterChef winners, Great British Menu stars and top local chefs who will be cooking up their festive favourites in the Chef’s Theatre or Great British Bake Off winners and top patisserie chefs who will be baking up show-stopping cakes and treats in the Cakes and Desserts Theatre.

Learn all the skills to become the ultimate host this Christmas at the 12 Top Tip festive masterclasses, get merry with Craft Beer, Wine and Champagne masterclasses in the Drinks Theatre, discover your new favourite tipple at Gin Alley and browse for Christmas gifts in the artisan market. Bring the kids along to the Elf’s Cookery School, taste flavours of the world at Street Food Avenue, indulge in award-winning treats at Pudding Hall, or enjoy Christmas carols and music from the UK’s most exciting unsigned bands on the Live Music Stage. With a luxury VIP area, a vintage tea room and a Champagne Ski Bar, Foodies Festival is the only place to kick off the festive season.

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