June 25, 2007

ORANGE TARTLETS:A forgotten post revived by AFAM



As usual,my heart started craving to bake something new this time.So I searched my recipe collection for something .This is an orange flavoured tartlet which tastes excellent fresh.I found that it stays fresh for atleat 3 days in an air tight tin.

Ingredients for Almond Pastry: 100 gms Plain Flour

2 tbsp ground almonds

50 gms Butter

1 egg yolk

1/2 tsp Almond essence

1/2 tsp salt

Flour for rolling out the pastry

Ingredients for the Filling: Grated rind of 1 orange(1 tbsp of orange rind)

50 gms ground almonds

75 gms caster sugar

1 egg white

Ingredients for the icing: 50 gms Icing sugar

1 tbps orange juice
Method for making the shortcrust pastry:While making pastry,the butter has to be chilled always.Cut the butter into the flour with a fork.For this pastry,Mix the flour with the ground almonds,and salt.Cut the butter into the flour using a fork or a pastry cutter if you have one.I used two forks.The consistency should be like that of fine breadcrumbs.Meanwhile,preheat the oven to 375F/190C.

Add the egg yolk and a few tablespoons of water.Add water by the tablespoon so as not to make the dough too soft.You should have a tight dough.Roll out and line twelve mini tart tins.

The Filling: Mix the orange rind,ground almonds and caster sugar.Whisk the egg white in a clean dry bowl till stiff peaks form.Fold gently into the orange rind-almond mixture.Fill the lined pastry moulds 2/3 full .Bake for 20-30 mins.The tops will have risen and browned a little.


Mix the icing sugar with the orange juice and when the tartlets are completely cool,pipe a swirl over them.

My Notes:I had posted this in my initial days of blogging.I am now sending this to Sharmi for the AFAM Orange Event for this month.The sweet girl that she is,she told me that it is ok if I sent in an older post.

23 comments:

Richa said...

wow! those look yum. do u think the egg can be replaced with anything else?

Linda said...

Hi Vini,

I give you alot of credit for a fancy recipe like this -- I would never have the patience! They look just delicious :)

Cynthia said...

These look so good, they should be packaged and sold :)

Jyothi said...

Hi Vini, great entry to AFAM. Orange tartilets looks great. Very new to me. Thanks for sharing.

bee said...

Sounds really yummy and looks great. --Jai

Vcuisine said...

The tarts are yummy Vini. Viji

Roopa said...

look great vini! nice entry dear me also same ? as richa

Raaga said...

yummy... will try for sure.

Vini K said...

Richa and Roopa,thanks dears.I am sorry to say egg cannot be replaced as the beaten egg white is what helps to puff up the tartlet filling.:)

Linda and Cynthia,I am on cloud 9 reading your comments:)thanks so much dears.

Jyothi,thank you dear.

Jai,nice to see you here:)Thanks.

Viji,thank you dear:)

Raaga,do try.these are yummyIn my home,these never last beyond 3 days.:)

Sig said...

Wow Vini, those look really yummy.... Looks like you are the baking queen... :) I don't have the patience(or skills :)) to bake... so I am just going to drool at the yummy pictures...

Lata said...

Is there a way you can make this without egg?

I am on a constant look for baking items without eggs but I am always disappointed.

Looks Yummy

Jyothsna said...

Looks good!

Sharmi said...

Such beautiful tartlets. the almonds would make them really rich. thanks for the lovely words along with yummy tartlets.

Sandeepa said...

Looks totally yummy Vini. How is Ananya ?

trupti said...

You have such a passion for baking these goodies....I really admire your efforts!

:)

hugs, trupti

Vini K said...

Sig,good to see you here!thanks dear..he he drool away!or better still ,come over.:)

lata,really sorry dear,for this recipe egg is important as it helps to puff up the filling.Without egg,it would not be puffy at all.I have eggless cake in my blog,go through it when you have the time.

Jyothsna,thanks dear.

Sharmi,thank you dear and welcome!you are a very sweet girl:)

Sandeepa,thanks dear.Ananya is doing fine.But keeping me busy with her activities like crafts,reading and writing:)that is why I am not able to blog so regularly.

Trupti,thanks dear.Hugs to you too!Hope your little heroes are doing well.

Mallugirl said...

looks great and what a combination..almonds and orange!!

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Wow Vini,
this looks great .And the noodles with the baby corn is simply suberb

swapna susarla said...

hi vinik
that looks awesome.

Dilip said...

wow...great looking tartlets...since I am new to the baking scene...wish me luck...I am such a novice...thanks for the great recipe...

Seema said...

Vini, Muffins look soft fluffy and i love the color. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy. I would love to have it with a cup of hot soup for dinner tonight.

DEEPA said...

wow!!!this is so very yummy ...ur rocking vini ...

Poonam said...

They look delicious!! Nice blog too! I am adding you on my blog roll
-Poonam