Sweet and fruity through the winter, recipe published in the Chef’s Handyman food blog
Citrus fruits are perfectly dressed up. When peeled the inside reflects from yellow to orange and from pink to red. Salads made with different citrus fruits are highlights on the plates. They shine like jewelry and the fragrance of oranges is very energizing. Oranges and chocolates are best friends. Combined to a dessert and a dream comes true.
Winter dream published in the Chef’s Handyman food blog: Dessert with tangerines and kumquats
To make compote, cut kumquats in slices and caramelizes them with 2 tbsp. sugar in a pan. Season the slices with a dash of cinnamon, quench with 2 tbsp. of orange blossom water.
To prepare the flan, bring 2 tbsp. of cornstarch, 2 tbsp. of sugar, 0.5 cups of coconut milk to the boil. Then remove the pan from the heat. Add 60 g or 2 oz. peeled and grated almonds, tangerine rind, 1 tbsp. of vanilla extract, 1 tbsp. of vegetable margarine, 1 tbsp. of baking powder and a dash of salt. Combine all ingredients. Fold in 2 tbsp. whipped soy cream.
Fill the mixture in oven save glasses by layers. Start with the kumquats compote and as second layer fill in the flan mixture. Leave some kumquats slices for decoration. Bake in oven at 180°C or xx for 25 – 27 minutes or until baked through. When finished take the flans out and cool them on a wire rack.
Garnish the lukewarm flan with whipped vanilla soy cream, chocolate slivers and kumquats slices.
Shopping list for 4 serves:
Fruits: 155 g or 5 oz. kumquats, 2 tangerines
Baking Ingredients: 4 tbsp. sugar, 2 tbsp. cornstarch, 1 tbsp. baking powder, 2 tbsp. chocolate slivers, 2 tbsp. orange blossom water
Dairy Products: 0.5 cup of coconut milk, ½ cup whipped soy cream, 1 tbsp. vegetable margarine
Spices: Cinnamon, vanilla extract
Nuts: 60 g or 2oz. peeled and grated almonds
Have a great Sunday, yours Chef’s Handyman team.
Outlook of the next blog post published in the Chef’s Handyman food blog: Hot stuff against cold.