Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuesdays with Dorie with K: Blood Orange Tart (Pink Grapefruit Tart)

More Tuesdays with Dorie

In Baking Chez Moi, this recipe is for a Pink Grapefruit Tart with Campari included in the filling. That however was rather unappealing to bitter-hating K. To be honest, lemon and lime aside, she really does not care for citrus, so subbing lovely to look at blood orange seemed our best option. 

This was a recipe of many steps, so we made the tart over several days. On day one, K made the crust. That out of the way, next up was the lemon almond cream, followed by my favorite part, a blood orange cremeux. None of the steps were particularly complicated, but they include significant chilling time, so I'd suggest not trying to make this one the day of a party.

The verdict: Blood oranges instead of pink grapefruit and no Campari meant that we ended up with a different tasting final product. That said, although I agree with K that if we make it again, we'd try lime, we both enjoyed this one. Plus, pretty never hurts. 

Next up: Lemon Madeleines

Blood orange juice
A friend thought this looked like fancy little umbrellas.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tuesdays with Dorie with K: Marquise au Chocolat

K eyed this recipe with some suspicion. "Mama, what is Marquise au Chocolat?" "Basically K, it is a frozen chocolate mousse." "Okay, I'll make that."

So make it we did, chopping and melting chocolate with butter over a pot of simmering water and allowing it to cool before adding our sugar and egg yolk mixture. Next up, one of K's favorite kitchen tasks, the whipping of the heavy cream. Finally, the chocolate mixture was folded into the cream, before being scooped into a loaf pan and frozen. As you can see above, if you don't fold completely, you may end up with a white streak or two in your finished product. It will taste just fine anyway.

The verdict: Another hit. Although we are more fruit than chocolate lovers, we'll be making this again. K loves frozen treats of all sorts and I appreciated being able to keep the leftovers in the freezer for a party later in the week. We'll make this again, though next time may add the suggested cookie crumbles.