Think marmalade flavour in a luscious, glossy curd, add toast or crumpets - a major Spring pleasure
, Large free range
, Salted or unsalted, cut into small cubes
Place the sugar into a bowl and grate the zest of the bitter orange onto the sugar
Beat the eggs together in a separate bowl, squeeze the juice of the orange and add to the eggs, mix thoroughly
Pour the egg mixture through a sieve onto the sugar and zest
Add the butter to the bowl and mix together
Microwave on half power, if possible in short bursts, until mixture thickens. Generally speaking do 1 minute on half power, stir, repeat a couple of times and then go onto 30 sec bursts on half power, stirring in between.
How long it takes to thicken will depend on your microwave, but it is usually no more than 5 minutes total.
You don't want to end up with lemon flavoured scrambled egg so BE PATIENT! The mixture should just coat the back of a spoon when ready - it will thicken as it cools
As this can only be made at the beginning of the year when the Seville oranges are available it makes it a special seasonal treat