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Bergamot Curd


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#1 Shel_B

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 04:23 PM

Toots and I were talking earlier about bergamot, and the idea of bergamot curd crossed my mind.  Has anyone ever made it?  Any tips?

 

I found a couple of recipes on line, so I know it's been done.


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#2 Katie Meadow

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 08:00 PM

I often add some bergamot to orange marmalade. Keep in mind that it is a very intense flavor, and straight bergamot curd might be no one's cup of tea. You might try a lemon or meyer lemon curd and add some bergamot juice to it. A little goes a long way, so start out carefully and if you want your next batch more bergamot-y add judiciously.


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#3 Shel_B

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 08:59 PM

I often add some bergamot to orange marmalade. Keep in mind that it is a very intense flavor, and straight bergamot curd might be no one's cup of tea. You might try a lemon or meyer lemon curd and add some bergamot juice to it. A little goes a long way, so start out carefully and if you want your next batch more bergamot-y add judiciously.

 

Good advice ... thanks!


.... Shel


#4 David Hensley

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 05:40 PM

Where does one obtain Bergamot oil, anyway? I've looked for it, but not found it locally....


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#5 patti_h

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 05:46 PM

David, I know you can get it through DoTerra. They are a company that sells essential oils- they actually do say that you can ingest their oils, unlike most essential oil manufacturers. I have not ordered from them myself though.

#6 djyee100

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 06:01 PM

I can recommend the Chef's Essences from Mandy Aftel. They are expensive but high quality. I have used a bunch of the oils, including the bergamot. Here:
http://www.aftelier....ome.php?cat=346


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#7 Lisa Shock

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Posted 09 February 2014 - 06:55 PM

Where does one obtain Bergamot oil, anyway? I've looked for it, but not found it locally....

 

Amoretti sells both a high quality bergamot oil and a bergamot compound.