In the cooler months when our citrus trees are heaving under the weight of fruit, this tart is my go-to dessert when we host guests. The creamy, yellow custard has a fresh flavour punch full of tangy citrus zest that tidies up what sometimes can be an overly sweet tart when encased in a plain sugary crust. So, I’ve packed some spicy autumn flavour into the sweet pastry here with my own five-spice blend using black peppercorns rather than the usual Sichuan which lessens the perfume flavour that I sometimes find a little overwhelming. I also used cassia bark for its more rugged earthy cinnamon spice notes.
Recipe Tag: citrus
This simple salad is the perfect partner to the salmon with a fabulous combination of crunchy fennel, peppery rocket, vibrant citrus, earthy potatoes and beautiful flavours of fragrant herbs.
This classic 1970s Cordon Bleu favourite is always welcome after the richness of the pork. I like to mix it up with whatever seasonal citrus I can get my hands on. I am also fond of bitter edge so I take the caramel to the point of smoking and almost burnt and add a little Campari to it .