Anyway, on his Food Network show this weekend, I saw him prepare one of the meals that is in the new cookbook. It was helpful to see him go through the motions, so I decided to give it a whirl. The recipe is for Piri Piri Chicken, a side salad, and Portuguese tarts for dessert. Turns out we are having friends over for supper tonight and I didn't feel like experimenting with a new main dish recipe when guests are here, so I just made the tarts for dessert and we're ordering pizza for supper! Tomorrow night I will tackle the Piri Piri Chicken and salad. Here's the tart recipe though, which is super easy to make!
1 square puff pastry, thawed & rolled out into an 8" square
approx. 1 tbsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. whipping cream
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
zest of 1 orange
1/4 c. sugar
juice of 1 orange
Sprinkle puff pastry with cinnamon, then roll up like a jelly roll. Cut into 8 equal pieces (Jamie only made 6, but I had enough for 8.) Turn them on their side (so you can see the pinwheel design) and squash them down. Use a rolling pin to flatten them out and then lay them in a muffin a tin so that they make tart shells. Bake at 400 F for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and use a spoon to push the dough up against the sides of the muffin tin so that you create a space for the custard. To make the custard, whisk together whipping cream, egg, 1 tbsp. sugar, vanilla, and orange zest. Fill the tart shells and put them back in the oven for 8-10 minutes. They should still be jiggly when they come out. While they are baking, heat 1/4 c. sugar and the orange juice in a saucepan over high heat to make a caramel (the sugar will boil and eventually turn a golden brown). Pour caramel sauce over the tarts and let them set.
|Mmmm.... kind of like a cinnamon bun and a crème brûlée in one little bite!|