I love the intense flavor of a fruit curd. Lemon and lime tops the list because they are the tangiest and I love me some tang! I had a bag of blood oranges and since they can be tart, I thought they would be a shoe in for a delicious tart curd. The result was delicious and delicate not the tangy curd I had expected. It had more of a creamy orange flavor. I was not completely happy with this curd, although it was quite good. The second time I made it, I added the juice of a lemon. This brightened the blood orange flavor and gave it the citrusy tangy edge that I craved. It was creamier and smoother than a lemon or lime curd but it had the balance of flavor I was looking for.
Several years ago, on a day when I was shopping at the original Central Market (still a new store) in Austin, TX, I came across chocolate bread in their bakery. At the time, chocolate bread seemed so unique and I wasn't sure what to expect. Was it going to be rich and decadent? How is chocolate in the simplicity of a bread? I was intrigued so I bought a loaf. It was delicious. It was a simple, slightly sweet, intensely chocolate bread studded with chocolate pieces. A plain slice was as good as one toasted with a smear of butter and strawberry or raspberry jam was a treat. I have been on a mission ever since!