Posts tagged tart
Posts tagged tart
Absolutely delicious! (Taken with Instagram at Annecy)
Salted caramel and ganache tart. Rich, decadent and totally how I roll. (Taken with Instagram)
Swiss Apple Flan! So delicious. (Taken with instagram)
Petite tarts galore!! (Taken with instagram)
Puff pastry fruit tart (Taken with instagram)
Quiche HEAVEN. This little baby went straight from my oven into my very satisfied stomach. Life rule #1: you can never go wrong with goat cheese and bacon.
This recipe was a twist of fate…well actually it was me changing my mind mid-recipe because I realized that I had to make something else. The reason? My mom’s birthday was last weekend and I felt the need to express my love through a thoughtful baked gift. However, because of the super
ridiculous diet she is following she basically can’t eat anything: BUT she could eat lemon meringue tarts (not the crust of course and only with fake sugar replacing the real…yes I know: ridiculous).
So, I took the crust recipe from Tartelette (whose blog is gorgeous) and the filling and meringue recipes from Alton Brown (the scientific food-geek of my dreams) and set to work.
Seriously, the most exciting part of this whole experience was that I FINALLY got to whip out my mini-tart pans. Yay, so cute! I’ve got a confession though: the crust was seriously sub-par. I’m not sure how to describe the texture, but it was almost….chewy? Needless to say it was not delicious. Sadly, I believe that though Tartelette’s blog is fantastically pleasing to the eye, the resulting food is not as pleasing to the palate. This revelation is such a bummer because there were so many different recipes I wanted to try, but after having failed results from multiple of her recipes I think I’m done.
On the other hand, the filling was delish!! It was really strange to make because one second I was stirring liquid and then the next thing I knew it was thick, shiny, and jellyish. There was the perfect amount of lemon (though this may be totally personal because I adore the tartness of lemon juice). The meringue whipped up beautifully. It was perfectly glossy.
The end result was undeniably adorable. The meringue was golden brown and the filling was nice and creamy. Still not a fan of the crust, but these definitely earn a 10 for appearance. Ultimately, my mom was a fan and that was goal of the endeavor!