Chocolate Curd

Earlier today I was at a local garden centre, idly browsing the shelves, when I came across something so delicious that I almost couldn't believe it was real… chocolate curd.

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I'm a huge fan of lemon curd, and I'm a huge fan of chocolate, so the idea that I could get the two together was fabulous. It was quite expensive, though, so I thought I might try my hand at making my own first.

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4 thoughts on “Chocolate Curd

  1. I might be able to help; all curds need some acid in them (it reacts with the protein in the egg to thicken them). Since the ingredients in the chocolate curd appear to be sugar, egg and butter (all the fundamental curd ingredients), plus chocolate and lemon, it's probably just a lemon curd with chocolate added.Based on the ratio (and looking at my favorite lemon curd recipe), eliminate the lemon zest, reduce the butter by about 10% and add 3/4 the amount again in dark chocolate at the same time and fashion (i.e. stirring into the heated mix) as the butter.

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