orange curd tartlets

orange curd tartlets
wattleseed tart

created by Jo @secondhelping

These are Jo’s Cara Orange curd Tarts with wattleseed. They are a delicious mouthful, unlike their name which is the awkward kind of mouthful. Enjoy

2 eggs

2 extra yolks

3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar

1/3 cup (80g) chilled unsalted butter

1 tsp wattleseed

Zest and juice of 2 oranges

12 small shortcrust tart shells


Whisk eggs, yolks and sugar in a pan off the heat until well combined. Place over very low heat, then add butter, zest and juice. Whisk continuously for 3-4 minutes until thickened, then pour through a sieve into a bowl. Cool, then cover and chill.

Meanwhile, to make candied zest, stir orange zest and sugar in a saucepan with 100ml water over low heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium-high and boil for 5 minutes, without stirring. Pour into a bowl and cool completely.

Just before serving, fill the tart shells with curd, then top with candied zest and a sprinkle of wattleseed.