Nutty crackers and steamed orange syrup

8 Created by zzkt

Associated Cuisines: Smoke & Vapour
Associated Methods: beat smoke cool combine
Ingredients: Crackers with smoked pistachios Steamed carrot and orange syrup

To welcome guests we wanted to create an atmosphere of warmth and comfort, which baking (cakes especially) can bring about. A nut bread recipe from an old Women's Weekly magazine brought back memories of Sunday afternoons in late autumn, and we trusted it would convey some of these memories to our guests. It is served with a carrot-orange syrup, a traditional flavour pairing that needs no molecular analysis to be confirmed…

Recipe Steps

1. Steamed carrot and orange syrup 3 carrots 3 oranges 1 vegetable stock cube salt and pepper fresh coriander Steam three peeled uncut carrots over water infused with orange peel for about 20 minutes. Blend the carrots and the juice of the three oranges with an electric mixer. Strain, then simmer for about 30 minutes over a low flame to condense until the mixture becomes thick and syrupy. Season with salt, pepper and freshly chopped coriander. Crackers with smoked pistachios (from an old Australian Women's Weekly magazine) 3 egg whites 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup plain flour 250 g peeled pistachios smoked with apple wood with smoking gun Beat egg whites until soft peaks form, then add sugar and continue gently beating until dissolved. Add pistachios. Spread the mixture in a greased baking tray. Bake in the oven at moderate heat for about 30 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool. When cold place the bread in an airtight container and let stand for one or two days. Before serving, cut the bread into slices with a sharp knife. Place the slices in the oven for about 5 minutes till crisp and golden brown. Serve with orange and carrot syrup.
Ingredients: Crackers with smoked pistachios Steamed carrot and orange syrup