Friday, July 13, 2007

Ricotta Mascarpone Chocolate Orange Tart

Once again, I saw another recipe on Adski's blog for a Chocolate Orange Tart that looked very nice and quite easy to make so I gave it a try.

Here is the recipe.

250g ricotta cheese
250g mascarpone cheese
125g icing sugar
grated zest of 3 oranges
seeds from 2 vanilla pods
2 eggs, separated

90g bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped

Combine everything except the egg whites and chocolate in a mixing bowl, whip until smooth and shiny. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff. Fold the egg whites into the filling. Pour the filling into the tart shell that has been blind baked already, then sprinkle the chocolate on top. Add a lattice over the top and put into oven to bake.

Bake 40-45 minutes (light to medium brown) at 160-170C in a fan forced oven.

I too like Adski, also used 70% Lindt dark chocolate. I was also too cheap to fork out $8 for a couple of vanilla pods so used vanilla essence instaed. Your really can't taste the vanilla as much so it was ok.

The tart is quite nice, but it could have been slightly sweeter for my liking. If you like chocolate and orange, you will love this tart as both flavours really come through.

1 comment:

  1. what size springform pan do we use for this recipe?