farro ricotta custard tart

A unique blend of ingredients come together to create a culinary delight, courtesy of Chef Skye Gyngell via Semaine.
Prep Time
1 hrs
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Ready in
1 hrs
40 mins
Ingredients (Serves 8)
  • Farro-Ricotta Filling:
  • 95 g Farro
  • 300 g milk
  • 180 g sugar
  • the zest of one lemon
  • 1 vanilla bean, chopped
  • 250 g buffalo ricotta
  • 75 g candied orange peel
  • Custard:
  • 7 yolks
  • 55 g sugar
  • 375 ml cream
  • Pinch of salt
  • Preheat oven to 338 F.
  • Pre-bake your tart shell with an egg wash.
  • For the Farro-Ricotta Filling:
  • Cook the farro in water for 40 minutes until just tender. Leave to cool in its liquid.
  • Strain farro and place into a pot with milk, lemons zest, and vanilla. Bring to just under a boil then reduce heat and gently cook until all of the liquid is absorbed.
  • Stir in the ricotta until creamy, then add the sugar and stir incorporated. The farro will continue to absorb the liquid off the heat. When the farro is cool stir in the candied peel. (This can be done one day in advance.)
  • For custard:
  • Place cream, sugar, and salt into a heavy bottomed pot. Bring to a boil then remove from heat and allow to infuse for 5 minutes. While the cream mixture is still hot, temper in yolks.
  • Pour the custard into the ricotta filling and pour into prepared tart shell. Place the tart shell into the oven and bake until just set about 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool. Slice and dust with icing sugar.
  • Serve with strawberries and espresso caramel.
Published on May 10, 2016 - 5:00am EDT
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