This is a sponsored post for Olive Oils from Spain. All thoughts and opinions, however, are my own.

Lemon Curd with Olive Oil

I know I don’t normally do commissioned posts on this blog, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity of working alongside Olive Oils from Spain to develop a sweet recipe using Olive Oil. Mainly because I am, coincidentally, at a time in my life where I am looking to alternative fats in baking. Plus you know, Olive Oil; love the stuff and it’s one of the most used condiments in my kitchen! I pretty much use it in all my cooking; frying, drizzling over food, salad dressings, and my favourite, for dipping good bread in. But using it in baking and desserts was something that I didn’t do very often.

Lemon Curd with Olive Oil

I’ve made no secret of my love for Spanish and Mediterranean food on this blog, so naturally, I lean towards Olive Oils from Spain. For this recipe, I chose a lighter-flavoured Olive Oil for something that I make quite regularly; lemon curd.

Lemon curd is a childhood fave of mine but I’ve never made it with Olive Oil before. I thought the traditionalist in me would protest but I was super happy with it. I loved the slight nuttiness flavour that it added. It’s not as velvety rich as the traditional version but I liked the lighter feel of it. The key is though, not to add too much otherwise you’ll get a greasy feel on your tongue when you eat it, and you don’t want its flavour to overwhelm the citrus.

With using Olive Oil for lemon curd, there’s a little less guilt on my part. Especially since I’m the sort of person who loves to eat it out of the jar with a spoon. But for a much classier way to enjoy it, it’s sublime with scones, banana bread or banana cake (pictured here as cupcakes, which were also made using Olive Oils from Spain).

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Lemon Curd with Olive Oil

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