Baked Yoghurt with Cointreau Orange Compote
There has been a lot happening in life off ate, I have been busy trying to step up my dream venture that is slowly starting to take shape. Yes yes you all know it already Sin-A-Mon (don’t you all stare at me like this, I know I am starting all the posts these days with a mention to Sin-A-Mon, but truly that’s what has been running on my mind offlate. That’s what has been keeping me busy, that’s what is been giving me happiness :D)
But the fact that I have so less time to blog now, owing to all that is certainly not making me happy. My hard disk these days is full of food pictures, the food I made and I wanted to post a recipe about, the food pictures I clicked because I wanted to do review the place, those pictures have just been pilling up. So I have kind of made a decision, dedicate 30 minutes everyday to this blog. If I can finish a post in those 30 minutes well and good, else that post gets continued the next day. This way atleast my poor blog with see some posts :)
I had been wanting to try making Baked Yoghurt since a long time ago. I had first tasted it in a breakfast buffet at Taj close to 5 yrs back and since that time its been lying at the back of my mind but somehow I never got around making it. One of those things that you always put on to the next time or totally forget about them till you suddenly see them again. I think that is what happened with this one. I remembered this one again when I saw the first issue of BBC Good Food India edition. There was a baked yoghurt with orange compote in that and I knew I HAD TO MAKE IT and yes the same day ;)
I took it to a friends house as my contribution for dinner and it certainly was much appreciated. I loved the balance that the tang of the orange compote created with the sweetness of the baked yoghurt. Plus I loved the kick that Cointreau added to it. And in addition to that, this is such an easy recipe to make. One of those quick fancy desserts one can make for sudden guests
Source – Adapted from BBC Good Food India
Serves – 4 – 6
For the baked yoghurt
For the Cointreau Orange Compote
- n a pan, mix all the Compote ingredients together and bring to boil, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer till the oranges are cooked and the mixture looks a little (for the lack of a correct word syrupy?). This will take about 12-15 minutes. Keep it aside for cooling
- Split open the vanilla bean and scrape off the inside (hey don’t throw away that bean yet, you can make an excellent vanilla essence with that, just soak it in 1/4 cup of vodka, keep in an airtight bottle and forget for 5 week and voila you have a brilliant essence ready… but we digress.. ;) ).
- Mix it with the yoghurt and blend till smooth.
- Mix in the cream and the condensed milk to the above mixture, till everything is well blended
- Pour in ramekins or in a bigger pie dish and a bake at a preheated oven at 120C (the low temperature is important to help yoghurt stay stable) for about 15-20 mins till just about set, the ramekins may get done at 15 mins and the pie dish at 20. So do keep an eye after about 14 mins :)
- Serve chilled topped with the compote