This week's cake for the heavenly cake place blog is the true orange genoise cake.... which consists of a genoise cake brushed with orange syrup, with orange curd between the two layers and frosted with a chocolate ganache.... sadly I only managed to do the orange curd part.... because it took me 2 hours to just do the orange curd!!! After completing the orange curd I was just too tired to bake a cake and make ganache... oh, and I ran out of real butter and thought.... there is no way that I could do 'clarified butter' (for the genoise) without actual butter!! So... I did the unthinkable and whipped out the trusty cake mix, and sandwiched it between the White Wings Madeira cake. I have to say, while the curd is nice it was definitely not worth the 2 horus I put into squeezing and straining 5 oranges, reducing it to just 100 g and then mix in butter, sugar and yolks, do a second round of straining......
I think I put in too much orange zest so the marmalade was a bit too bitter... :(
Just rating the orange curd part....
Scale of difficulty ★★★☆ (too time consuming!!!)
Yummy-ness ★★★☆ (nice, but not OMG this is awesome!!)
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