Pamcooks Captivating Crumbly Citrus Comfort!!!β€πŸŠπŸ‹β€

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Hey my sweet steemians,

What is Pam cooking in her kitchen today? Well todays recipe is in hommage to my very recently found steemit buddy! Have you ever connected with someone, so far away yet they are so similar to you it is unreal.Well since I have been on steemit @generikat is one of those individuals.We have exactly the same mad sense of humour and most often find ourselves laughing at our own jokes (she knows what I mean - lol).Kat has posted some amazing recipes. One of my favs was her awesome lemon slice.I love lemons and anything citrus really.So it got @pamcooks thinking her foodie Thoughts!

You should know by now I don't opt for the conventional recipes and I love to pimp them. ( The food that is).So thought I would incorporate my indian flavours again for this dessert, as I haven't done an indian inspired fusion sweet treat for use before.

When I was younger the worst dessert for me was cold rice pudding.I hated the stuff.The dinnerladies at school, would put the sloppy mound on my plate and I was instantly put off.I'm not really selling this recipe am I.But then when I tasted my mum's cardamom infused warm rice pudding ( kheer ) I was blown away! So from this I have created my captivating crumbly citrus comfort.Which consists of my unctous kheer with citrus curd and zesty citrus shortbread! This recipe makes 4 dessert glasses.Enjoy!


Ingredients


Kheer
1 litre Whole Milk
7 Cardamom Pods
60g Basmati Rice
75g Caster Sugar
20g Raisins


Citrus Curd
2 Eggs
60g Butter
200g Sugar
1 Unwaxed Lemon
1 Orange


Shortbread
210g Plain flour
130g Butter
55g Sugar
1 Unwaxed Lemon
1 Orange


Method


Step 1.
To make the shortbread, place plain flour in your bowl.
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Step 2.
Cut your butter in small cubes.
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Step 3.
Have ready your sugar and leave 1/2 teaspoon aside to sprinkle, once baked.
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Step 4.
Use the grated rind of both the lemon and orange with a little of their juices.
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Step 5.
Pour all the ingredients into a mixing bowl.
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Step 6.
Mix with your fingers, so the shortbread mix becomes crumbly.
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Step 7.
Carry on mixing until the biscuit mix comes together into a neat dough ball.
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Step 8.
Grease proof a tin with butter and roll out dough to fit in the tin.
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Step 9.
Now prick the uncooked shortbread with a fork ( this ensures a flatter bake as the holes allow steam to escape).
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Step 10.
Pop the tin into a preheated oven 170Β°c / Gas Mark 3, until it is light brown.( For this dessert mine are kept in oven slightly longer to make the biscuit more crumbly for the layers.)
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Step 11.
Once it is out the oven sprinkle with sugar.Slice the shortbread and leave to cool. Set aside to continue the rest of the dessert.
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Step 12.
To make the citrus curd squeeze the juice of the lemon and orange in a bowl.Add the orange and lemon rind with the squeezed juice.
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Step 13.
Cut the butter into small cubes ready for heating.
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Step 14.
Have ready your sugar in a bowl.
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Step 15.
Beat the eggs and also set aside.
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Step 16.
In a small sauce pan pour the citrus juice, rind, sugar and butter.Now heat on a medium setting until it boils.
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Step 17.
Once the mixture has boiled.Turned the heat lower to reduce the temperature.
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Step 18.
When the temperature reduces pour in the eggs slowly.Keep whisking to prevent the eggs from curdling and becoming scrambled.
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Step 19.
The mixture should now thicken, after whisking for a few minutes.The citrus curd is now made place in a steralised jar. Now set aside.
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Step 20.
To make the kheer place the milk in a jug.
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Step 21.
Place cardamom pods in a bowl and slightly crush them.
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Step 22.
Wash the rice and leave to soak for 20 mins to release the starch.
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Step 23.
Set aside the sugar in a bowl.Dependent on taste, add as much or as little.
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Step 24.
Pour the milk in a large pot with the crushed cardamom pods.On a medium setting, boil the milk and pods.
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Step 25.
When it starts to bubble then turn the heat very low.
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Step 26.
Drain the starchy water out the rice.Now add the rice in the pot.
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Step 27.
Pour the sugar in straight after the rice.Now keep stirring and put the heat to medium.
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Step 28.
Gradually the kheer should thicken, as the rice grains begin to cook and soften.This should take 35 - 40 mins.
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Step 29.
Make sure you keep checking and stirring, if the kheer catches at the bottom then the whole dessert will taste burnt.
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Step 30.
Once the kheer thickens and rice grains cooked you can remove the cardamom pods out and add your raisins.The kheer is now ready to pour into a bowl and create the dessert.
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Step 31. All three key elements are done.All you need to do is layer them in a dessert glass.
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Crumble the shortbread at the bottom.Put a thin layer of citrus curd.This will act as a barrier so the next layer of kheer wont make the shortbread soggy.Once the kheer is poured in, put another layer of citrus curd.For decorative purposes I crumbled the shortbread on top, leaving a whole piece too. I also placed half a lemon.

Soooooo there you have @pamcooks captivating crumbly citrus comfort.It really is refreshing but comforting at the same time.Serve the kheer hot or cold, whatever takes your fancy.This went down a storm with my hungry hobbits.It is a rich dessert but there are soo many textures that compliment each other!


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All my photos and content used in this post are my original work. My photos were taken on my Samsung S7 camera phoneπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ“Έ


I hope you like my citrus creation, just as much as my hungry hobbits did! Shortbread, Citrus curd and kheer, have it seperate or like pamcooks, have it all together ( I am just plain greedy)! Mmmm what other flavour combinations would you have?πŸ€”.I can try your suggestions and post my findings.Thanks for stopping by.Let me know your food for Though!β€πŸ‹πŸ‘ŒπŸŠβ€

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That looks pretty amazing. I saw the photo and thought it was a juice and wow...looks so good. I've been juicing and drinking my meals out of a pint glass like that and thought, hmmm, maybe I can have one of those!

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Awww bless you.lol.Well it certainly a different way to have rice pudding.Looked nicer in the glass than it did in my cereal bowl! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

@pamcooks I hate rice pudding, if I have it with the kids I have to lace it with jam just to change the taste haha. but that shortbread looks yummy I could eat that until the cows come home

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Lmao.I really did not like rice pudding either.But my mummy converted me! Couldn't do the muller rice though.Yeh the shortbread come out amazing.Really zesty it is.Nice cup of tea goes down a treat!

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I want to try some, maybe next time you make it you could send me a slice haha. make sure it's first class postage though other wise it might get cold hehe.
By the way, I love the pictures. they look so much better than when you first started :)

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They will arrive cold already with the latest east from the beast back again.Was well happy with our heatwave last week.Blimmen gloomy again.Dont you worry i will insulate them badboys in a good industrial family favourite biscuit tin(Nanny would be so proud).

Are cheers Drew.Yeh to be honest i do not do any recipes at night.Everyone said natural lighting is key.So i found if i do recipe in morning photos come out so much better.Oh and i played around with my s7 settings and it makes difference to photos.πŸ˜‰

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Haha I'm looking forward to them now, love shortbread its the bees knees lol.

Lighting is the key, but the samsung s7 also plays a big part its an ace camera but has limits to what it can do but still your photos look aces.

Someone was telling me some snow will hit us again this week, I hope not as the short will still be on haha. omg I think I might freeze.

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I am getting a samsaung s8 this week so looking to see how the photos will turn out.Apparently it is meant to be even better!

I want to put out more posts but my nutter kids don't let mummy do nothing.Put it this way i take one photo and i will have one twin yanking me on my left leg and the other on the right.The 1 year old on my head while the eldest ones watching what i am doing.So all these lovely photos if i flipped the camera you would be in stitches.

Yep i still have my shades on at the mo.They will prob just stick to my head.lol.Oh my gosh i could so imagine you with the shorts and for some reason a really quirky half sleeved shirt ( something out of scarface) lol.

Hey drew as your one of my very good steemian buddies, who taught me sooo much and always happy to help when i need it. Want to make a recipe for you.Give me some ideas of what you like and i will mix it up @pamcooks style.P.s.i wont do rice pudding againπŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜

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I'm loving this idea of making something for me, but how would you like to go one better? why don't I come to you and we do a video for d-tube and we can cook together. (if you fancy it?)
I'm a chef by trade and I have a videographer who is going to be working with me to do my cooking videos once my kitchen is done.
My Steemit cooking show is going to be called chop-chop.
You could be my first Steemian guest on it or something like that, it would be cool for interaction with the Steemit community.

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Oh my gosh heeeelllll nooooo.lmao.Drew i dont do vids at all.I love talking, oh how i love rambelling on ( just ask the hubbyπŸ˜‚), but i hate the sound of my own voice.I just cringe watching myself back. I know would just kind of clam up doing them! I am so not a tuber.I think this is why i like steemit as i love writing.Do you know what though I am so honoured you would have had me on as your first guest though!

I tell you what I could do.I will send you one of my inventive recipes.I want you and the misses to try it.See who made the better dish.In the mean time give me a foodie suggestion so i can pamcook it and post it.lolπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜

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Awww thank you so much at @jaki01.I am sooooo glad you enjoyed it.Having put alot of time and effort in my post is awesome getting the very positive feedback.Motivates me to carry on posting.You really made my heart smile.Thank you!!!πŸ’›

This looks so good and an excellent tutorial I could follow.

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Thank you @gmichelbkk. I have learnt alot of tips to producing step by step guides from your awesome helpful posts.Hope you try this recipe out.πŸ‘πŸΌ

I love lemon curd, your dessert is real innovative @pamcooks!

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@lizelle I love lemon curd too.Especially smothered on lovely toast.I have not mention in the post, but in a steralised jar this should keep up to a week in the fridge. It is so versatile.I literally got all my fav sweet items and made the dessert.They do really go well even i was surprised🀣.

Wow looking Delicious my friend you are perfect Cook expert!!!!!
I'm glad to be a your friend!!
Take CARE my friend.
God bless you!!

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Awww thank you aiman. Bless you!

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Welcome to be a part of steemit and become a steemian.
You have done great work. But you are posting after thee or four days. Why are you busy in your life matters.
Take Care my nice old steemian friend.

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@aiman i have 4 beautiful kids.I have to look after them as it is the most important job.They will always come first in my life.Oh and i rather do quality over quantity any day.πŸ‘

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Nice oh I remembered you have children! That is great, children must first priority of your life.
I have seen your posts you have posted quality wise posts. Your posts are less in quantity but high in quality.
This is all due to your personality.

Ahh! This fusion dessert of yours blows it out of the lemon box! It's a parfait! It's a trifle! It's a layered lemon bar in a glass! AMAZING! I so want to eat buckets of that kheer, cause cardamom, LOL! You are seriously an amazing concocter of comestibles my friend, and more than that, I am sooo happy to have met you, our section of the digital mad house has Elvis!πŸ˜œπŸ˜†

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Ohhhh we all love a bit of Elvis!! Why thank you Kat.Its a lemon cheesecake with noooo cheese! This layered delight was sheerly an idea from my very over imaginative mad head of mine.It all about the layers.Anything with layers i love.Espec good solid luscious lasagne.Mmm i know what i am making for dinner tonight now.lolπŸ’›

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