If there’s one thing in the world that I enjoy doing the most it has got to be-baking. I find it so much easier than grinding masala for a curry or waiting hours for an ice-cream to set in the freezer. It’s simple and so much more fun!
Remember to follow a recipe to the t, getting all the proportions of your ingredients right, and you’re set to go. Trust me, you don’t have to be a pro to bake.
My love for baking began only a few months ago when I came back home after being away for three years. I’ve loved desserts all my life but never believed that I could create the same in my own kitchen. Sadly, I didn’t have an oven in my PG in Bombay so i had to make do with the stove and refrigerator I got access to. hence, when i came back, that joy of being able to bake again grew on me and want to take this to the next level.
I know I will be most comfortable only in my kitchen but isn’t working in a professional kitchen all the more fun? I’m going to be interning at Toast & Tonic all of next month to get the experience I can to do much more with what started off as a passion. I know it’s not going to be one bit easy but I also know this is what I want to do in life. I love my desserts more than anything else in this world!
So to start off this new beginning, I’m sharing with you’ll an Orange Thyme Tart, I experimented with the other day. The ingredients are fresh and it’s perfect for a sunny day.
I love making my own pastry crust so after countless trial and error sessions, I’ve managed to acquire a standard recipe. It turns out brilliant with that subtle flakiness that I enjoy the most.
The delicate flavour and aroma of thyme is simply gorgeous. You would prefer to use it in pies and quiche but just like my Candied Bacon, Apple & Peach Tart, I love using savoury ingredients in desserts. And for me, herbs top that list.
Thyme works well with any citrus fruit be it lemon, grapefruit or orange. Lemon is quite mainstream so I decided to use orange instead and I can’t tell you how surprisingly great it turned out!
It had a great balance of flavours. My family confessed that this was one of the few desserts I made that didn’t give them a sugar coma. The honey drizzled over it gives it a touch of sweetness, cutting down the overpowering sourness of the oranges.
Simple yet delicious to bite into.