Monday, May 28, 2012

Game of Thrones Party Food: Taste the Dornishman's Wife! Spicy Peach Tarts

What are you eating at your next Game of Thrones viewing party? Do you have a sweet tooth? Good! I present my newest Westerosi recipe, The Dorishman's Wife. This peach tart is spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper. Just like those Dornish ladies, it's sweet, tempting, and muy caliente!

The Dornishman's wife was as fair as the sun, and her kisses were warmer than spring.
But the Dornishman's blade was made of black steel, and its kiss was a terrible thing.


The Dornishman's wife would sing as she bathed, in a voice that was sweet as a peach,
But the Dornishman's blade had a song of its own, and a bite sharp and cold as a leech.


As he lay on the ground with the darkness around, and the taste of his blood on his tongue, 

His brothers knelt by him and prayed him a prayer, and he smiled and he laughed and he sung,

"Brothers, oh brothers, my days here are done, the Dornishman's taken my life, 

But what does it matter, for all men must die, 
and I've tasted the Dornishman's wife!"
-- George R. R. Martin, A Storm of Swords, Chapter 7

I was inspired by Georgia's mini peach tart recipe from The Comfort of Cooking, but adapted the recipe for pre-made tart shells, and added spice to evoke the heat of Dorne. I used white peaches because they were the ripest available to me, but some people thought they looked like potato tarts. Oops! So I recommend using yellow peaches. And I used just 1/8 tsp of cayenne pepper because I was feeling cautious, but the flavor was subtle--too subtle for me! So if you like it spicy, don't be afraid to use more.


Ingredients:
Four small peaches
2/3 c peach preserves
2/3 cup hot water
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
12 graham crackers
1/8 to 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 package of 8 VIP Pastry Shells

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the pastry shells from their packaging, separate them, and place them on a cookie sheet to thaw while you prepare the other ingredients.
2. Place the graham crackers in a ziplock bag and crush into a powder. Set aside.
3. Pit the peaches and cut them into small pieces.
4. Mix the peach preserves and water together in a big bowl and stir until the mixture is uniform. Stir in the spices. Gently fold in the peach pieces, and coat them evenly with the spiced glaze.
5. Place a tablespoon of graham cracker crumbs in the bottom of each pastry shell. Then fill each pastry shell with peach mixture. Be sure to spoon a bit of glaze into each shell, too! Top with more graham cracker crumbs.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 37 minutes. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before serving, but do serve warm.

4 comments:

  1. I'm usually very hesitant to try spicy food. But good golly molly these are too good not to try. We've already eaten up our peaches, so we'll have to get some more. We have the pie shells though. Mmmm mmm.

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    1. Yay! I was surprised that 1/8 tsp of cayenne didn't have much of a bite. It was overshadowed by the peachy sweetness, which was okay with me.

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  2. You make me drool with your Game of Thrones recipes!

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    1. Excellent. :D Have you seen the new official Game of Thrones cookbook? I'm so excited about it!

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