Lime curd may be a little less well-known than its cousin lemon curd, but if you ask us it’s at least as delicious! Fruit curds, typically made from citrus, are still not so easy to find here in Germany. We’d like to do something about that. As soon as people try this amazing lime curd from Wilkin and Sons of Tiptree, Essex, they’ll understand why!
We sell Wilkin and Sons ‘Tiptree’ Lime Curd because it’s the next best thing to making your own. The Wilkin family has been in business for over 140 years, making amazing jams, marmalades, chutneys and all kinds of other delicious things in jars. They’ve got a huge range, and we’re very happy to be able to offer a selection from it.
What is lime curd?
Lime curd is tangy and sweet, with a thick, creamy texture. It’s perfect to spread on scones, waffles, toast or pastries, as a refreshing alternative from more typical jams and marmalades. It’s made from limes (obviously!), sugar, butter and egg yolks, worked into a liquid so thick it’s almost solid.
One look at the ingredient list will tell you this stuff isn’t your best friend if you’re counting calories. But as we all know, a bit of what you fancy does you good, so as long as you don’t go crazy with it, you can enjoy it any time you feel like it.
How can I use lime curd?
First of all, try to resist the temptation to eat it straight out of the jar with a spoon! Sure, it’s tasty, but you’ll only regret not making better use of it. There’s so much else you can do with it, and you’ll never get to try them if you don’t develop a little patience!
Of course, the most common way to eat lime curd is simply to spread it nice and thick on something like toast or scones. It’s tried and tested and absolutely delicious – you can’t go wrong. But there’s much more you can do with it besides. For instance, it’s just incredible as a topping for crêpes or pancakes. If you’re into baking, you can use it to make all sorts of lime pies, tarts, cakes, even the swirly buns known as “Schnecken” here in Germany.
Or if cocktails are your thing, there are a world of possibilities. For example, have you ever tried a lime curd pisco sour?