March 4, 2018
After an embarrassing market mix-up here in Dar es Salaam, my attempt to purchase lemons left me the proud owner of about 8 limes. I explained I wanted lemons and the vendor pointed to neatly stacked piles of what appeared to be limes. Limau, I repeated. She pointed to the green and small fruits again. Hmm, maybe this is what lemons look like here? I chose the most yellow ones I could find because these looked more familiar, and left semi-confidently. The next day at the supermarket I saw the most vibrantly yellow and massive lemons, and realized that I definitely had purchased limes. I bought some of the beautiful lemons to bake with later, and decided to try my hand at lime curd.
I had planned to make some scones to put the curd on but I ended up eating it on banana bread I had at my apartment (and straight up with a spoon). It was sweet, tangy, and perfectly refreshing. I used a classic lemon curd recipe and subbed lime in for the lemon. This was one of those international travel mistakes that worked out in the end!
Recipe: Sally's Baking Addiction (I subbed lime for lemon)