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Monday, November 2, 2015

Baked Orange Custard with Chocolate and Grand Marnier Sauce

Course Desserts and Sweets
Prep. Time 15 - 20 mins
Cooking Time 1 hr, 20 mins
Yields 6 to 8 servings

4 oz (125 g) softened butter
1/2 cup (100 g) sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cup (163 g) all-purpose flour
1 tsp (5 ml) baking powder
1/3 cup (75 ml) cream 15 %
1 tbsp (15 ml) grated orange rind
2 tbsp (30 ml) fresh orange juice
2 tbsp (30 ml) orange marmalade
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla extract

Chocolate and Grand Marnier Sauce:
1/4 cup (57 g) butter
8 oz (224 g) semisweet chocolate, in chunks
1 cup (250 ml) whipping cream 35 %
3 tbsp (45 ml) Grand Marnier liquor

In large bowl, cream butter with sugar and stir in eggs. Set aside. Mix flour with baking powder and beat in butter mixture alternately with cream. Stir in remaining ingredients. Mix well.

Preheat oven to 325 °F (160 °C).

Pour mixture into a 5 to 6 cups (1.25 to 1.5 L) buttered ovenproof custard dish. Cover with foil and place in large baking pan. Pour water into pan to come halfway up the dish. Bake covered for 1 hour 20 minutes or until knife inserted in centre comes out clean.

Remove dish from pan and let stand 10 minutes before inverting on a serving platter. Top with Chocolate and Grand Marnier Sauce. Garnish with small chocolate chunks and grated orange rind. Wait 10 minutes before serving.

Chocolate and Grand Marnier Sauce:
In double boiler, heat all ingredients while stirring, until rich and smooth. Pour over your favourite desserts.

Per serving
Energy: 612 Calories
Protein: 6 g
Carbohydrate: 57 g
Fat: 42 g
Calcium: 6 % / 70 mg

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