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Sweet orange dreams…

Tartes com creme de laranja

I am exhausted…
Have a good night and sweet orange dreams!

Tartes com creme de laranja

Orange custard tartelettes

Makes 50:

Sweet pâte brisée:

250 g wheat flour
125 g butter, softened
125 g icing sugar
1 egg
Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC.
Grease and flour 10 small tart pans.
Combine well all the ingredients.
Form a ball and wrap with film.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Roll out the pastry over a lightly floured work surface.
Put on the 5,5 cms diameter moulds.
Pinch the pastry’s sides and bottom with a fork, cover with parchment paper or aluminum foil and put on some ceramic pie weights (dried beans would work too).
Bake for 15 minutes.
Take off the paper and bake for 5 minutes more or until golden brown.
Set aside.

Orange custard:

8 eggs
290 g sugar
90 g butter, in small dices
45 g cornstarch
4 oranges (juice and zest)
1 lemon (juice and zest)

Combine half of the sugar with the cornstarch and the eggs until smooth.
Set aside.
Combine the juices and zests with the remaining sugar and bring to boil, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and pour into the egg mixture while stirring.
Bring this mixture to a double-boiler and stir until the custard is firm.
Let the custard cool down to 50ºC.
Add the butter and stir until smooth.

Orange salt:

Pre-heat the oven to 80ºC.
Grate the orange zest and spread over a silpat.

Remove from heat when dehydrated.
Spread the orange custard on the bottom of each tartelette.
Sprinkle the top with sugar
Using a torch, melt the sugar and form a crispy top.
Decorate with the orange salt.


11 Responses to “Sweet orange dreams…”

  1. dawn em 26 October, 2009

    I would love to try this. Need to find the molds or a similiar size. Gorgeous.

  2. astheroshe em 26 October, 2009

    Thanks for this….it is a keeper! :)

  3. Lucy em 26 October, 2009

    This looks so beautiful! What a gorgeous idea, simply stunning :)

  4. pat Berry em 26 October, 2009

    Aw…now you’ve done it. I only thought I would make this – and that was before seeing the other photo. I must get a napkin to clean up my drool.

  5. anna em 27 October, 2009

    Wow, the color is extraordinary! So bright.

  6. Marija em 28 October, 2009

    How delicate!

  7. Natalie em 2 November, 2009

    These are utterly gorgeous. A perfect two to three bite sweet.

    Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

  8. Hanna em 3 November, 2009

    I’ve just found your site and am loving the photos (and recipes, too, of course). Looking forward to browsing through the rest of your site!

  9. Scott Reynolds em 8 November, 2009

    Wonderful product, can’t wait to try. Previously I have used miniature cupcake pans for making lemon curd torts. Fantastic site!

  10. Flower63 em 9 November, 2009

    Irresistible, gorgeous, yummy …….. what else ?
    Have a nice day !

  11. olavo em 21 June, 2010


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