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POMEGRANATE SYRUP | RECIPE

Pomegranates are the most amazing fruit which I could photograph all day every day.  Those rich juicy and vibrant arils (yes, new word for me as well), just draw you in and they remind me of bubble wrap where you just want to squeeze them, ha ha.

I decided to makeup up a pomegranate syrup and test it out as a dressing for a salad.  It was perfect with Lamb and my husband couldn't stop raving about it. 

It is a really simple process the hardest part is removing the arils from the fruit.  Let me just say, do not wear white or anything decent, definitely wear an apron and do make sure you clear your daughters art assignment from the kitchen bench before hand.  Sorry Holly.

Pomegranate Syrup

Ingredients

1 pomegranate
2 tablespoons of sugar
Juice of 1/2 a lime
Pinch of sea salt

Method

Remove arils from pomegranate
Blend/blitz in a food processor
Strain through a muslin cloth or nut bag and retain the juice
(mine rendered about 3/4 of a cup)

Place all ingredients into a small saucepan and simmer gently.  Cook down until around 1/4 of a cup.  

Taste and check the balance of flavours.  Sometimes you may need a bit more sugar depending on what you prefer.

Please note, it will cool a lot thicker than what you see in the saucepan.  You don’t want it to get too thick otherwise it will be too much like a toffee consistency when cooled. This is a bit of trial and error on your part.

Simple Traditional Whole Egg Custard | Breakfast or Dessert

When I was a child my Mum would make us dessert every single night. We were lucky enough to have a wide variety of treats and one that has come back to me lately is egg custard with stewed apples.  I even remember the container she used to store it in. It was one of those Tupperware bowls with a lid. I have recently started eating this for breakfast because I really feel like something warm and nourishing. I make a few days worth at a time and keep it in the fridge. I always use the best eggs and best milk I can afford.  Oh and the milk should be full cream and if you can get non homogenised even better.  The less processed the better. If you can get it straight from the cow even better!

 

SIMPLE & TRADITIONAL WHOLE EGG CUSTARD

INGREDIENTS

Pour and enjoy over stewed apple, apple pie, apple crumble or anything really!

2 cups of full fat milk
3 eggs
4 tablespoons of organic sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

METHOD

Place all ingredients except vanilla in Thermomix
Blend 6 seconds on speed 6
Cook for 15 minutes at 80 speed 3
Add vanilla
Blend on speed 3 for 6 seconds

Pour and enjoy over stewed apple, apple pie, apple crumble or anything really!

 

Happy cooking...

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