Sunday, December 29, 2013
Chocolate, Coffee and Orange Marmalade Tart
This recipe wasn't quite as easy to follow as the meat pie. I ran into several issues. The crust calls for 10 oz of chocolate wafers. The package has been shrink-rayed to 9 oz since the recipe was written. The smaller package probably would have been plenty, with a bit less butter (look how thick the crust is).
The recipe indicated that pectin in the orange seeds would help thicken the marmalade. My luck, I had seedless oranges. The book didn't offer an alternative to the seeds. I ended up adding a bit of corn starch and had to cook it twice as long than the recipe called for before it thickened. I had to guess how thick was thick enough.
I didn't have the Kahlua it called for, so I improvised with some espresso powder and cinnamon. I was afraid to pour in all of the ganache, because the tart pan was so full! I ended up keeping a little in reserve (it was yummy on it's own). I was about to throw out the recipe when I was finished. However, after all that work and wondering if the marmalade would set... it was delicious. Seriously. I tried to send off a good chunk of it home with my family because I polished off the rest of the tart all by myself. I will have to make lots of notes and keep the recipe.
You can find a copy of the recipe online at Cooking Books. Or get the book! I still have at least three more recipes tagged to try out.