Our garden has been generous with providing amazing luscious strawberries! I also had frozen bergamot citrusjuice and rind I'd been wanting to use. Over the weekend I made strawberry scones and bergamot lemon curd. This combination was stellar!
Bergamot is the Mediterranean citrus that is used to scent Earl Grey tea. The scent comes from the rind. To make this curd, I used the food processor to disperse the rind in small pieces throughout the sugar before adding to the custard mixture. It worked well. The bergamot aroma is subtle but prevalent. It invites you to take a bite, close your eyes and smile. It also balances the sweetness of the strawberry scones very well.