Orange curd tart

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Tart au citron is such a favourite of mine and my friends and family, that I tend to forget there are other citrus fruits. I adapted this Jamie Oliver recipe for the Thermomix and of course for something such as a curd mixture it is perfect.

For the pastry you will need:

250g plain flour

100g icing sugar

125g cubed cold butter (pop into freezer for 10 minutes)

Zest of an orange

1 egg

A little milk

Make your icing sugar. Grind the orange rind (if you haven't used a grater) with the sugar.

Turbo pulse all the ingredients apart from egg until fine breadcrumb texture. Add egg and a little milk to bind together. Wrap in cling film and chill in fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Roll the pastry to fit a 25cm tart tin or flan ring. Pop into freezer for 30 minutes before baking blind at 180°C for 30 minutes. Remove the parchment holding the baking beans or rice half way through this baking time. In the aga bake for 20 minutes in baking oven and finish on floor of roasting oven.

Set the cooked pastry case aside while making the orange custard.

For the orange custard filling:

Thinly peeled skin of an orange

200g golden caster sugar

Seeds of 1 vanilla pod

5 eggs and 5 egg yolks

250g unsalted butter, diced

225 ml freshly squeezed orange juice (or a mixture of lemon/lime/orange)

A slug of grand marnier (optional)

Grind the orange peelings and caster sugar for 20 seconds speed 10.

Add eggs, egg yolks, butter, vanilla seeds, juices. Mix 20 seconds speed 6.

Scrape sides of TM bowl and cook at 80°C speed 4 for 8 minutes. If it still isn't thick enough cook for a further few minutes. Add the grand marnier, if using, towards the end of cooking time.

Pour the curd into the tart case will it curd still warm.

Serve with crème fraîche.


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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla If you have come as a baker my blog is i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

12 thoughts on “Orange curd tart”

  1. Pingback: O is for ooooooh……home bakes | vannillarock

  2. Musings says:

    The Grand Mariner got my attention 🙂 . Got to try this, your recipes look so enticing.


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