Saturday, March 27, 2010

March 2010 Daring Bakers Challenge #38: ORANGE TIAN


Time is flying, it's the end of month again, haha, so I both have a lot of work to do and a lot of things to bake, ^ ^.
Ok, I felt a bit lazy lately, or actually just after reading the recipe for this month challenge, hahaha. I start to feel that most of the recipe for each month seen to get longer and longer ^ ^ but it's the challenge, so easiness is not welcome, right?

This time we have to make all the components for this dessert, the Pate Sablee, the Marmalade, the caramel soaked orange, the whipped cream and the orange caramel. I really like the idea of making the  Marmalade but I had a little problem again, I just couldn't find the pectin (actually, I waited for the shop to send this item to me, but at last they couldn't send it on time), so, I had to make the jam without using it.
But the results is not bad at all, even without the pectin, my Marmalade is great (now I know how to make it, I think about making it again with less sugar).
The dessert is delicious but it's not an eye opening one, I should use more tangy citrus (like the combination of lemon or grapefruit) to make the flavor more interesting and more complex. But for the people who love orange this dessert must get their heart, I really believe!

Anyway, this time it's a great challenge again (I'm happy to be one of the Daring Bakers member, esp, when I'm not in my lazy mood, haha). Like any dessert with a lot of components, just manage your time wisely and every kinds of dessert is easy! 


The 2010 March Daring Baker’s challenge was hosted by Jennifer of Chocolate Shavings. She chose Orange Tian as the challenge for this month, a dessert based on a recipe from Alain Ducasse’s Cooking School in Paris.






THE DARING BAKERS MARCH 2010 CHALLENGE - ORANGE TIAN
Makes 6 (8.8 cm/ pieces)




For the Pate Sablee:
dailydelicious note: If you make only 6 pieces like me, you can make only half the recipe.


Ingredients U.S. Imperial Metric Instructions for Ingredients
2 medium-sized egg yolks at room temperature
granulated sugar 6 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon; 2.8 oz; 80 grams
vanilla extract ½ teaspoon
Unsalted butter ¼ cup + 3 tablespoons; 3.5 oz; 100 grams ice cold, cubed
Salt 1/3 teaspoon; 2 grams
All-purpose flour 1.5 cup + 2 tablespoons; 7 oz; 200 grams
baking powder 1 teaspoon ; 4 grams


Directions:




Put the flour, baking powder, ice cold cubed butter and salt in a food processor fitted with a steel blade.
In a separate bowl, add the eggs yolks, vanilla extract and sugar and beat with a whisk until the mixture is pale. Pour the egg mixture in the food processor.
Process until the dough just comes together. If you find that the dough is still a little too crumbly to come together, add a couple drops of water and process again to form a homogenous ball of dough. Form into a disc, cover with plastic wrap and leave to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.


Preheat your oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.




Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface until you obtain a ¼ inch thick circle.
Using your cookie cutter, cut out circles of dough and place on a parchment (or silicone) lined baking sheet. 


Bake for 20 minutes (dailydelicious note: I use 15 minutes)or until the circles of dough are just golden.


For the Marmalade:


Ingredients U.S. Imperial Metric Instructions for Ingredients
Freshly pressed orange juice ¼ cup + 3 tablespoons; 3.5 oz; 100 grams
1 large orange used to make orange slices
cold water to cook the orange slices
pectin 5 grams
granulated sugar: use the same weight as the weight of orange slices once they are cooked




Finely slice the orange. Place the orange slices in a medium-sized pot filled with cold water. 




Simmer for about 10 minutes, discard the water, re-fill with cold water and blanch the oranges for another 10 minutes.
Blanch the orange slices 3 times. This process removes the bitterness from the orange peel, so it is essential to use a new batch of cold water every time when you blanch the slices.
Once blanched 3 times, drain the slices and let them cool.




Once they are cool enough to handle, finely mince them (using a knife or a food processor).
Weigh the slices and use the same amount of granulated sugar . If you don’t have a scale, you can place the slices in a cup measurer and use the same amount of sugar.
In a pot over medium heat, add the minced orange slices, the sugar you just weighed, the orange juice and the pectin. Cook until the mixture reaches a jam consistency (10-15 minutes).
Transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and put in the fridge.


For the Orange Segments:


For this step you will need 8 oranges. 


dailydelicious note: If your orange is big (like mine, about 220-240g/orange), you may use only 4.




Cut the oranges into segments over a shallow bowl and make sure to keep the juice. Add the segments to the bowl with the juice.


For the Caramel:


Ingredients U.S. Metric Imperial Instructions for Ingredients
granulated sugar 1 cup; 7 oz; 200 grams
orange juice 1.5 cups + 2 tablespoons; 14 oz; 400 grams




Place the sugar in a pan on medium heat and begin heating it.
Once the sugar starts to bubble and foam, slowly add the orange juice. As soon as the mixture starts boiling, remove from the heat and pour half of the mixture over the orange segments.
Reserve the other half of the caramel mixture in a small bowl — you will use this later to spoon over the finished dessert. 


[Tip: Be very careful when making the caramel — if you have never made caramel before, I would suggest making this step while you don’t have to worry about anything else. Bubbling sugar is extremely, extremely hot, so make sure you have a bowl of ice cold water in the kitchen in case anyone gets burnt!]

For the Whipped Cream:


Ingredients U.S. Metric Imperial Instructions for Ingredients
heavy whipping cream 1 cup; 7 oz; 200 grams
3 tablespoons of hot water
1 tsp Gelatine
1 tablespoon of confectioner's sugar
orange marmalade (see recipe above) 1 tablespoon




In a small bowl, add the gelatine and hot water, stirring well until the gelatine dissolves. Let the gelatine cool to room temperature while you make the whipped cream.




Combine the cream in a chilled mixing bowl. Whip the cream using a hand mixer on low speed until the cream starts to thicken for about one minute. Add the confectioner sugar. Increase the speed to medium-high. Whip the cream until the beaters leave visible (but not lasting) trails in the cream, then add the cooled gelatine slowly while beating continuously. Continue whipping until the cream is light and fluffy and forms soft peaks.


 Transfer the whipped cream to a bowl and fold in the orange marmalade.
[Tip: Use an ice cold bowl to make the whipped cream in. You can do this by putting your mixing bowl, cream and beater in the fridge for 20 minutes prior to whipping the cream.]


Assembling the Dessert:


Make sure you have some room in your freezer. Ideally, you should be able to fit a small baking sheet or tray of desserts to set in the freezer.
Line a small tray or baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone sheet. Lay out 6 cookie cutters onto the parchment paper/silicone.




Drain the orange segments on a kitchen towel.
Have the marmalade, whipped cream and baked circles of dough ready to use.
Arrange the orange segments at the bottom of each cookie cutter. Make sure the segments all touch either and that there are no gaps. Make sure they fit snuggly and look pretty as they will end up being the top of the dessert. Arrange them as you would sliced apples when making an apple tart.




Once you have neatly arranged one layer of orange segments at the bottom of each cookie cutter, add a couple spoonfuls of whipped cream and gently spread it so that it fills the cookie cutter in an even layer. Leave about 1/4 inch at the top so there is room for dough circle.
Using a butter knife or small spoon, spread a small even layer of orange marmalade on each circle of dough.
Carefully place a circle of dough over each ring (the side of dough covered in marmalade should be the side touching the whipping cream). Gently press on the circle of dough to make sure the dessert is compact.
Place the desserts to set in the freezer to set for 10 minutes.






When the dessert is assembled and setting in the freezer, heat the kept caramel sauce in a small saucepan over low heat until it thickens and just coats the back of a spoon (about 10 minutes). You can then spoon it over the orange tians.






Using a small knife, gently go around the edges of the cookie cutter to make sure the dessert will be easy to unmold. Gently place your serving plate on top of a dessert (on top of the circle of dough) and turn the plate over. Gently remove the cookie cutter, add a spoonful of caramel sauce and serve immediately.



March 2010 Daring Bakers Challenge #38 : ORANGE TIAN

2 comments:

Quinn said...

Pook, they look delicious and very troublesome. Only you can make finicky stuffs like that. Very well presented!

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his time we have to make all the components for this dessert, the Pate Sablee, the Marmalade, the caramel soaked orange, the whipped cream and the orange caramel. I really like the idea of making the Marmalade but I had a little problem again, I just couldn't find the pectin (actually, I waited for the shop to send this item to me, but at last they couldn't send it on time), so, I had to make the jam without using it.
But the results is not bad at all, even without the pectin, my Marmalade is great (now I know how to make it, I think about making it again with less sugar).
The dessert is delicious but it's not an eye opening one, I should use more tangy citrus (like the combination of lemon or grapefruit) to make the flavor more interesting and more complex. But for the people who love orange this dessert must get their heart, I really believe.



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