Raspberry Curd and an Interesting Twist on a Breakfast Sandwich

I love trying out new recipes for things I’ve never had before. Something about the process of not really knowing what to expect adds some excitement to my cooking/baking. It also prevents the let-down that sometimes happens when I make something that doesn’t live up to expectations that I’ve set way too high in my mind. But I can usually overcome that by making some tweaks and trying again.

I’ve never had raspberry curd before I made it. Obviously, I knew raspberry curd should taste like raspberries and I assumed it would have a similar consistency to lemon curd. It turned out to be thinner than lemon curd, but just as addictive and delicious.


I made this raspberry curd for a layer cake that I haven’t gotten a chance to post yet, but I went a bit overboard. I didn’t know how much of the raspberry curd I would need, so I doubled the recipe I found online and ended up with enough to fill a 4-layer cake and still have two jars leftover!


Hubby’s mom is a lucky woman. We gave her one jar of the raspberry curd and the other is in our fridge. Obviously, this was great in the cake that I made. But I wanted to share how I’ve been eating it since then. It’s delicious straight from the jar with a spoon, but it’s also great on an egg and cheese sandwich.


Yes, you heard me correctly, I said it’s great on an egg and cheese sandwich. I’m really not sure when I started doing this. Probably when I was really young. I remember my mom eating egg and grape jelly sandwiches and my sandwich every day after kindergarten was a slice of cheddar on white bread with grape jelly. Hubby thinks I’m extremely weird for this and refuses to be in the same room as me when I eat this delicious sandwich. I keep trying to get him to taste it before he just writes it off, but he refuses.


But this really is a perfect breakfast sandwich. You’ve got all the ooey-gooey goodness of an egg and cheese sandwich with a splash of sweetness from the raspberry curd. It’s awesome and if you haven’t tried this, I recommend it. I’d love to hear about it if you do! The curd is also great on graham crackers or shortbread cookies if your tastes are more “normal”.

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Raspberry Curd – from Notes from My Food Diary, originally from Luscious Berry Desserts by Lori Longbotham – note I doubled this recipe, but a single batch would be sufficient for filling a cake with some leftover
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1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
Two 1/2-pints ripe raspberries or one 12-ounce package frozen raspberries, thawed
5 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
3/4 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
2 to 3 tsp fresh lemon juice

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the raspberries, egg yolks, sugar, and salt and cook, mashing the berries and stirring frequently at first and them constantly at the end, until thickened, about 10 minutes.

Pour the mixture through a coarse strainer set over a bowl, pressing hard on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible. Cool to room temperature; the curd will continue to thicken as it cools. Stir in lemon juice to taste. Refrigerate, covere, until ready to serve, or for up to 1 month.

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Fruity Breakfast Sandwich

Ingredients:

2 eggs
2 pieces of bread, toasted if you prefer
shredded cheddar cheese
raspberry curd - if you don't have raspberry curd, I highly recommend seedless raspberry or blackberry or boisonberry jam

Directions:

You can cook your eggs any way you prefer for your breakfast sandwich. I like to make a cheese omelet and then cut it in half. Sometimes I eat this as an open-faced sandwich instead of stacking it all up.

Heat a small skillet on medium heat. Brush a small amount of butter on the pan.

Whisk your eggs with a splash of milk in a cup or small bowl. Add the eggs to your skillet and proceed to make a cheese omelet to your tastes.

Spread about 1 Tablespoon of raspberry curd or jam onto each slice of bread (I don't like my bread toasted, but feel free to toast it if you want). Cut the omelet in half and place a half on each piece of bread. Serve open faced or stack to make a sandwich.

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12 Responses to “Goat Cheese Cake with Peach and Blueberry Topping”

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — September 1, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I’m like you and totally try out recipes based on photos! I think goat cheese and fruit are always a perfect combo. The goat cheesecake sounds intriguing!

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    Lauren — September 1, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Looks and sounds amazing! I’m totally with you about photos of food – they are typically what tempt me to make a recipe.

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    Amanda — September 1, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    This cake looks DELICIOUS!

    I’d never heard of using goat cheese in a cheesecake, but I’m intrigued.

    I, too, much prefer pictures. Sometimes you just don’t put the ingredients together in your head the right way and it comes out looking totally different than you expected. I also flip through the book faster and I tend to not find recipes unless there are pics!

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    Beeb — September 1, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    i think trying something new without any idea what it should look like it rough. i love pictures but most cookbooks dont seem to have enough. i think thats why i love this blog so much, you take TONS! 🙂

    i am very intrigued by this recipe. but i dont eat blueberries or peaches. is it good by itself? or is the fruit greatly needed??

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    Jen — September 1, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Beeb – It’s similar to any other cheesecake. It was good on it’s own, but the fruit really enhanced the flavor. Are there other fruits you like that you could top it with? Strawberries and blueberries would be great!

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    We Are Not Martha — September 1, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Oh yum! I totally want to try this. I love goat cheese (and fruit) and bet this would make an amazing cake!

    I like photos too, but sometimes I get a little too into them. Like the other night when I forgot to add raisins to my cinnamon raisin bread because they weren’t in the photo 🙂

    Sues

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    Elina — September 2, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    I definitely prefer recipes with pictures but if a description is really good (or intriguing) or if an author points it out as a favorite… or lastly if it’s a source I trust, I go for it. With that said, I’m glad you made it and posted pictures. This cake looks (and sounds) absolutely fantastic!!!

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    flavourfulbounty — September 3, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    This looks really good. I agree that sometimes I eat with my eyes. I love photos, but not the ones that look almost fake since they are so perfect. That’s why I love food blogs – usually it is just the food as it will be served.

    I cook from a lot of different sources, and will try recipes that are appealing without any pics either. Sometimes it is more difficult when I am completely unfamiliar with the dish, though.

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    Ingrid — September 4, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Photos! I love yours…the “cake” looks so pretty with it’s white lip and fruit piled high.
    ~ingrid

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    Cara — September 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Sounds wonderful. I can see how it would be more of a “cheesecake” than a “cheese cake” because there’s such a small amount of flour. As we move into fall, I bet it would be delicious with a topping of figs sauteed with honey… mmm… honey figs and goat cheese!

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    Shannon — September 15, 2010 at 1:45 am

    LOVE goat cheese cheesecake 🙂 peaches and blueberries seem like another good topper (i recently made one with figs and raspberries!)

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    Jay — February 21, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    i really have to bake that cake for my boyfriend who has a milk intolerance. thank you for posting this many recipes with goat cheese 🙂
    best wishes, jay, my blog: artandloveandme.blogspot.com

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