Friday, 14 March 2008
Crawling Past The Irish Coffee Tart
When I read that Emiline, over at Sugar Plum, was going to be having a St. Paddy's Day Pub Crawl blogging event, I thought - oh yeah - that's right up my alley! Boozy dishes, what's not to like?
Well, after making this dish, I really didn't want to post about it, I even found it hard to photograph - and anyone would think I had already been on the pub crawl after tasting it. The recipe, written by Irish chefs Paul and Jeanne Rankin, fitted the criteria and was swimming in Irish booze.
Irish Coffee Tart. Sounds fantastic, even looks tasty.
Unfortunately, the base of the tart was very heavy, difficult to cut properly and it tasted quite greasy. The middle layer was smooth, you couldn't taste the coffee - actually that didn't matter so much because the Irish whiskey came through quite well - usually on desserts like this you can't taste much alcohol. On the plus side, even though it was a bit too sweet, the topping had Baileys Irish Cream in it. I didn't add the gelatine - the veggies in my house wouldn't touch it if I had. Over all, I was rather disappointed.
I am hoping that we will be near to the end of our pub crawl when we get to eat this, we'll be so plastered nobody will notice.
I won't be giving up on Paul and Jeanne, I have a few more of their recipes to try, I'm sure there's a winner somewhere! If you want to see the recipe, you can find it here, and if you make it, I hope it turns out better than mine!
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