Sunday, December 05, 2004

Spiced Marmalade Marzipan Tartlettes

What is this food blogging mularky doing to me? So, I think I can invent recipes now? Well, at least I can try. I blame the Paper Chef !

Coriander ~ Ginger ~ Almonds ~ Winter Squash

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Pate Sucre: Mix 2.3 cups all purpose or pastry flour with 0.3 cup of bakers sugar and a pinch of salt. Crumb together with 1/2lb chilled butter cut into little squares. Whisk 2 two egg yolks (keep the whites) with 2 tbsp heavy cream. Combine gently with crumbs to form dough. Wrap and chill in fridge for an hour.
Chill a 24-mini-muffin pan in the freezer.
Roll out the dough and cut into circles to fit your tin. Line each muffin tin with a circle of dough. Return tin to freezer for an hour.
Bake cases for about 15 minutes in a 375 F oven until light golden brown.

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Prepare 1 cup of cooked, mashed butter nut squash. Leave to cool. Mix together 1 cup fine ground almonds, 0.5 cup of Bakers Sugar, 1 tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp ground coriander, the grated zest of 1 lemon and 1 orange, pinch salt. Stir in the mashed squash.
In a separate bowl, whisk the two egg whites until forming soft peaks. Fold into the squash/almond mixture. Pop in the freezer for 15 minutes to firm up. Reduce oven to 325F.

Compile: Fill the bottom of each tartlette with .5 tsp of marmalade. Cover with 2tsp of the almond/squash mixture and then sprinkle with Raw Flaked almonds.

Bake: Pop back in the oven for 40 minutes, til firm on the outside and soft in the centre. Remove from tin and leave on a rack to cool. Sprinkle with powdered (icing) sugar.

Result: Crispy, light, delicious with a soft centre. Mildly spiced with a little kick of bitter marmalade to counteract the modest amount of sugar.

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Original Recipe Copyright of Sam Breach
Spiced Marmalade Marzipan Tartlettes


  • At 5/12/04 16:14, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That's it Sam! I'm catching the next flight to SF and there better be some of those beauties leftover for me to eat. They look absolutely divine! Well done! :-D Viv

  • At 5/12/04 18:35, Blogger Cathy said…

    Sam - your tartlettes look amazing! I missed the boat on this first Paper Chef, but it will be fun checking out all the entries. (PS - I posted on kitchen conference about enhancing digital photos with a link to your post. There's a little challenge too, in case you're interested! Thanks again!)


  • At 6/12/04 14:20, Blogger Carolyn said…

    Sam, what a great idea for a tartlett--even children would eat their "yellow" vegetables with this one.


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