I love blood oranges. I always gravitate towards anything that incorporates this fruit; specifically drinks and cocktails. That and pink grapefruit. That said I can't say that I'd ever actually consumed a blood orange in its initial fresh form. Mostly because I'd never really encountered it in stores; not to my knowledge at least. That was until a few weeks back when I found myself traipsing through another supermarket. There they were hiding discreetly amongst the other oranges. Just nestled between casually, bundled en masse in a red netted bag.

So what did I do?

As if I'd encountered the holy grail itself, I rushed forward and grabbed two bags then dashed to the exit. Pushing past weaving trolleys and meandering children, knocking down any senior citizen that stood between me and the self-service check outs (I must point out that the later is seemingly a gross exaggeration. You don't think I'm that appalling of a person do you?). I was caught in a wicked fog of blissful greed wanting to go straight home, needing to bite into that juicy, crimson flesh and savour it.

Only when I got home it suddenly dawned on me that I just purchased twenty blood oranges. That is an excessive amount for one individual. Thoughts then turned to slight panic and trepidation over my apparent lustful avarice. What the hell was I going to do with twenty blood oranges?

Thank God for Pinterest because I found an abundance of uses including this beauty of a recipe from The Baker Chick.

This was fairly easy to put together, I struggled slightly over the curd as I do with anything that requires the use of a pot and/or stove. And as mentioned in the recipe I also decided to add some food colouring to the curd to allow that vibrant hue to remain whilst baking. And I'm glad I did because I wasn't even happy with the end results, I wanted them much more darker than the muted colour that came out of the oven. So I suppose on the next batch I'll have to saturate the curd further.

-Sxx
I love blood oranges. I always gravitate towards anything that incorporates this fruit; specifically drinks and cocktails. That and pink grapefruit. That said I can't say that I'd ever actually consumed a blood orange in its initial fresh form. Mostly because I'd never really encountered it in stores; not to my knowledge at least. That was until a few weeks back when I found myself traipsing through another supermarket. There they were hiding discreetly amongst the other oranges. Just nestled between casually, bundled en masse in a red netted bag.

So what did I do?

As if I'd encountered the holy grail itself, I rushed forward and grabbed two bags then dashed to the exit. Pushing past weaving trolleys and meandering children, knocking down any senior citizen that stood between me and the self-service check outs (I must point out that the later is seemingly a gross exaggeration. You don't think I'm that appalling of a person do you?). I was caught in a wicked fog of blissful greed wanting to go straight home, needing to bite into that juicy, crimson flesh and savour it.

Only when I got home it suddenly dawned on me that I just purchased twenty blood oranges. That is an excessive amount for one individual. Thoughts then turned to slight panic and trepidation over my apparent lustful avarice. What the hell was I going to do with twenty blood oranges?

Thank God for Pinterest because I found an abundance of uses including this beauty of a recipe from The Baker Chick.

This was fairly easy to put together, I struggled slightly over the curd as I do with anything that requires the use of a pot and/or stove. And as mentioned in the recipe I also decided to add some food colouring to the curd to allow that vibrant hue to remain whilst baking. And I'm glad I did because I wasn't even happy with the end results, I wanted them much more darker than the muted colour that came out of the oven. So I suppose on the next batch I'll have to saturate the curd further.

-Sxx

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  1. Those bars look absolutely delicious!

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  2. They look pretty nice, and such a fun combination, too!

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  3. Ohn so yummy +.+

    Seems to be so delicious dear friend <3

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  5. mi sembra davvero ottimo

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  6. I loved your description. Of course it was (slightly) exaggerated, but I know the feeling of wanting to try something asap! Happens to me with the first Watermelon of the year I encounter...

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  7. I love blood oranges!!!!!
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  8. I have similar feelings to green grapefruit - called 'sweetie';)
    After seeing this post, today I have to eat really sweet cake:)

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  9. Yum, they look great! :)

    Glad you could find a way to put the fruit to good use! :) I'm always looking for recipes for things when I've bought a little too much of something, haha!

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  10. I have to try this I love blood orange never thought making them as curd bars wow looks so amazing and delicious.

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  11. Haha, you are so funny :D I haven't bake anything for a long long time, so I'm feeling a bit inspired now.

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  12. It looks utterly delicious Sonia! Thanks for sharing!
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  13. This is so nice!

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  14. omg they look tasty and healthy 3

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  15. Oh MY- these are gorgeous + sound yummy!

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  16. These look so nice ♥

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  17. You won't believe ir but I am super allergic to oranges!!! They look so yummy though!

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  18. These are beautiful & look delicious! Thanks for sharing!
    xMC
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  19. These look so good!

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  20. This looks so so yum and beautiful! Pinterest is the best!
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  21. This looks incredible!

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  22. Blood oranges are also my faves Sonia, you just made me want to eat one right one. You made me smile when u said u bought all those oranges, but u managed to created something even better and scrumptious, Im watering! Many kisses! xo

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  23. What a wonderful use of 20 blood oranges - I'm not sure I'd even know what to do with one! I love your baking posts Sonia, they're always unusual whilst still being 'within reach' (if I ever up my baking game, that is). Have a brilliant month!

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  24. this is so delicious
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  25. yummy! :)
    xoxo
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  26. It looks so good! Even tho I am not a fan of blood orange, I would so like to try this one. I am sure it tastes as good as it looks!

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  27. It seems delicious!

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  28. I've never had blood oranges, but you just made everything about it sound so delicious. These looks so damn good. How the heck do you do it?! LOL

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  29. I love the fresh look of these bars. Such a yummy treat!

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  30. I totally get it, they are so delicious and hard to find. I would have never thought of backing something out of them. Looks so good!

    xx,
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  31. Honestly, I don't like orange, those regular orange that they often make a juice. But I never had blood orange before and they look delicious. Maybe I should try this before I actually say never :D

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  32. Love the colour and decoration!

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  33. Ooo, this looks really gorgeous, and super tasty at the same time! I don't think that I could ever make something like this!

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  34. Looking delicious :)
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