27 marzo 2010

March DB's Challenge - Orange Tian

la ricetta in italiano qui

The 2010 March Daring Baker’s challenge was hosted by Jennifer of Chocolate Shavings. She chose Orange Tian as the challenge for this month, a dessert based on a recipe from Alain Ducasse’s Cooking School in Paris.
The dessert is made of different layers: a pate sablée with orange marmalade, a flavored whipped cream topped with fresh orange segments and served with a caramel and orange sauce. You build the dessert upside down and then unmold the dessert so that the bottom layer (the orange segments) becomes the top layer.
Here an article about the dessert known as tian.
Pate sablée and orange marmalade can be made in advance, orange segments and caramel sauce the day before so it will be easy and quick to assemble the tian when you need the dessert.

orange tian

Pate Sablée:

2 medium-sized egg yolks at room temperature
6 tablespoons granulated sugar + 1 teaspoon = 80 g
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup + 3 tablespoons unsalted butter = 100 g, ice cold and cubed
1/3 teaspoon salt = 2 g
1.5 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour = 200 g
1 teaspoon baking powder = 4 g

- Put the flour, baking powder, ice cold cubed butter and salt in a food processor fitted with a steel blade.
- In a separate bowl, add the eggs yolks, vanilla extract and sugar and beat with a whisk until the mixture is pale. Pour the egg mixture in the food processor.
- Process until the dough just comes together. If you find that the dough is still a little too crumbly to come together, add a couple drops of water and process again to form a homogenous ball of dough. Form into a disc, cover with plastic wrap and leave to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes. Preheat your oven to 350°F/170°C.
- Roll out the dough onto a lightly floured surface until you obtain a ¼ inch thick circle.
- Using your cookie cutter, cut out circles of dough and place on a parchment (or silicone) lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until the circles of dough are just golden (mine were a little bit too much).

Orange Marmalade - I followed this recipe, but below Jennifer's instructions:

¼ cup + 3 tablespoons freshly pressed orange juice = 100 g
1 large orange used to make orange slices
cold water to cook the orange slices
5 g pectin
granulated sugar: use the same weight as the weight of orange slices once they are cooked

- Finely slice the orange. Place the orange slices in a medium-sized pot filled with cold water. Simmer for about 10 minutes, discard the water, re-fill with cold water and blanch the oranges for another 10 minutes.
- Blanch the orange slices 3 times. This process removes the bitterness from the orange peel, so it is essential to use a new batch of cold water every time when you blanch the slices.
- Once blanched 3 times, drain the slices and let them cool.
- Once they are cool enough to handle, finely mince them (using a knife or a food processor).
- Weigh the slices and use the same amount of granulated sugar . If you don’t have a scale, you can place the slices in a cup measurer and use the same amount of sugar.
- In a pot over medium heat, add the minced orange slices, the sugar you just weighed, the orange juice and the pectin. Cook until the mixture reaches a jam consistency (10-15 minutes).
- Transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and put in the fridge.

Orange Segments:

- Cut the oranges into segments over a shallow bowl and make sure to keep the juice. Add the segments to the bowl with the juice.
- Follow this YouTube video for help.
- With all discharged zest I made candied oranges.


1 cup granulated sugar = 200 g
1.5 cups + 2 tablespoons orange juice = 400 g

- Place the sugar in a pan on medium heat and begin heating it.
- Once the sugar starts to bubble and foam, slowly add the orange juice. As soon as the mixture starts boiling, remove from the heat and pour half of the mixture over the orange segments.
- Reserve the other half of the caramel mixture in a small bowl — you will use this later to spoon over the finished dessert. When the dessert is assembled and setting in the freezer, heat the kept caramel sauce in a small saucepan over low heat until it thickens and just coats the back of a spoon (about 10 minutes). You can then spoon it over the orange tians.

Whipped Cream:

1 cup heavy whipping cream = 200 g
3 tablespoons of hot water
1 tsp Gelatine
1 tablespoon of confectioner's sugar
1 tablespoon orange marmalade (see recipe above)

- In a small bowl, add the gelatine and hot water, stirring well until the gelatine dissolves. Let the gelatine cool to room temperature while you make the whipped cream.
- Combine the cream in a chilled mixing bowl. Whip the cream using a hand mixer on low speed until the cream starts to thicken for about one minute. Add the confectioner sugar. Increase the speed to medium-high. Whip the cream until the beaters leave visible (but not lasting) trails in the cream, then add the cooled gelatine slowly while beating continuously. Continue whipping until the cream is light and fluffy and forms soft peaks.
- Transfer the whipped cream to a bowl and fold in the orange marmalade.

Assembling the dessert:

orange tian

- Make sure you have some room in your freezer. Ideally, you should be able to fit a small baking sheet or tray of desserts to set in the freezer.
- Line a small tray or baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone sheet. Lay out 6 cookie cutters onto the parchment paper/silicone.
- Drain the orange segments on a kitchen towel.
- Have the marmalade, whipped cream and baked circles of dough ready to use.
- Arrange the orange segments at the bottom of each cookie cutter. Make sure the segments all touch either and that there are no gaps. Make sure they fit snuggly and look pretty as they will end up being the top of the dessert. Arrange them as you would sliced apples when making an apple tart.
- Once you have neatly arranged one layer of orange segments at the bottom of each cookie cutter, add a couple spoonfuls of whipped cream and gently spread it so that it fills the cookie cutter in an even layer. Leave about 1/4 inch at the top so there is room for dough circle.
- Using a butter knife or small spoon, spread a small even layer of orange marmalade on each circle of dough.
- Carefully place a circle of dough over each ring (the side of dough covered in marmalade should be the side touching the whipping cream). Gently press on the circle of dough to make sure the dessert is compact.
- Place the desserts to set in the freezer to set for 10 minutes.
- Using a small knife, gently go around the edges of the cookie cutter to make sure the dessert will be easy to unmold. Gently place your serving plate on top of a dessert (on top of the circle of dough) and turn the plate over. Gently remove the cookie cutter, add a spoonful of caramel sauce and serve immediately.

mini orange tians
mini orange tian
orange segments at the bottom
whipped orange cream
10 minutes in the freezer
thickened orange caramel on top with a tiny pate sablée before serving

orange tian like a cheesecake,
but I'd better have crumbled the pate sablée in the glass
orange tian

Thank you, Jennifer, for this lovely and fresh recipe, for me the first time making a tian!
I really had no time to taste it but last night my husband and my boys told me it was wery good indeed! Sure I will try again and maybe with other fresh fruit, I have already a nice idea on my mind: a carrousel of different tians on the same tray!
Have a look to all wonderful Daring Bakers Orange Tians here!

18 commenti:

Rosa's Yummy Yums ha detto...

Your take on that recipe is so great! Those verrines look lovely! Great job!



Angelica ha detto...

those cookie patee sablees are adorable, what i great idea to minaturize them in style!

Dewi ha detto...

That is very clever idea to serve them on individual glasses like that. I think it's so much easier to eat. J say hi to you, and we wish you a wonderful easter as well.

Anonimo ha detto...

These look great. Looking forward to seeing more pictures and reading your post!

Laura ha detto...

Great job! Love the trifle versions :)

chef_d ha detto...

wow very nice versions! all of them look delicious!

zorra ha detto...

what a great idea to serve them in a glas! Well done my dear!

Daisy ha detto...

Wow!!che meraviglia!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MA come sono deliziosi questi bicchierini!!!!!!
CIao mia cara,
buona domenica,

Baking Addict ha detto...

Your mini tians are so cute!

natalia ha detto...

Ciao ! Sono veramnete bellissimi tutti !!!

Ago ha detto...

Cindy quante interpretazioni..tutte belle! :-D
Mi sono divertita molto in questa sfida, speriamo che la prossima sia anche così creativa!
Ago :-D

Debo ha detto...

The glass idea is so good! I love it. And the little flower sablees are beautiful. Congratulations

Sue ha detto...

Your Tian looks so beautiful! Mine did not turn out, but you did an exceptional job! Way to go!

Yrene MWCAdventure ha detto...

Like your mini version of the tian, it's super cute!

Anonimo ha detto...

I really like the little mini ones in the glass: very nice presentation!

Laura ha detto...

Le miniature sono carinissime! Bravissima!

Cindystar ha detto...

Thank you all!!!
I don't have a fast internet connection here on the mountains but promise I will come and see all your tians once back home!

Happy Easter!!!

Un caro augurio per una Pasqua serena e gioiosa!

Cooking Rookie ha detto...

So pretty!

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