Wednesday, 11 June 2008

TWD - Tart with a heart


How gorgeous does this little delight look? - The good news is it tastes even better than it looks! This week's Tuesdays With Dorie (lets ignore that it has just crept into Wednesday here in the Uk - I'm sure its still Tuesday somewhere in the world!)anyway...This weeks TWD pick came from the most lovely lady, Marie from A Year At Oak Cottage - I sincerely hope she is not only spending a year there because I am so addicted to reading her blog. Oak Cottage happily enough is in the Uk (although sadly nowhere near me as I may have been tempted to call on Marie). marie picked a recipe called La Pallette Strawberry Tart which made the most of some wonderful strawberries that we have around at the mo - In this age of thinking of food miles I love to make a recipe that can call on local ingredients (I have a blog entry coming soon that details another addition to the aardvark cakes family - no not another child but someone who lays eggs!)

Anyway, to get on...This tart was amazing - I used the Sweet Tart Dough and went along with Dorie's suggestion of adding ground almonds - I think I used a little too much butter but I love a good crunchy base so am not moaning. I even had some kirsch in the shed (I must have bought it ages ago for a really essential recipe and had never used it)

We are not listing the recipes anymore as a nod to copyrights/publishing rights which I believe to be quite right - I also thought it made my blog look really boring to have a huge long list of instructions - I do believe though that the 'chooser' may get to have the recipe listed - so have a look at Marie's blog - even if it is not there, it is well worth a visit.

Next week - Peppermint Cream Puffs - I am terrified!

20 comments:

Dolores said...

It's still Tuesday here in sunny (H-O-T) California. Great job on your strawberry tarts.

Gretchen Noelle said...

Wonderful job on the tart, looks great!

Karen said...

great job, looks awesome. i'm with you on the reservations about next weeks selection. :)

Cecilia said...

Good job with the tart! It looks very warm and tasty.

Linda said...

Delicious looking tart! Totally agree with you about using local ingredients.

Can't wait to hear more about your new family member!

Rachel said...

You made it in just fine on the time. :) Your tart looks yummy!

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Lovely tart! Never made a cream puff before, so next week should be good!

Rebecca
http://www.ezrapoundcake.com

Cara said...

GORGEOUS! Love the photo, is there any left?

Cx

ostwestwind said...

Your tart looks great, and I agree with you to long recipes are boring

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

CB said...

ooohhh i wanna try some almonds in the tart dough next time like you did! Great job!
Clara @ I♥food4thought

Michelle H said...

Ooo looks delish! Awesome job! :o)

lemontartlet said...

It was Wednesday for me. Great job!

Jenny said...

That looks divine, not at all like there is too much butter. :-)

Shari said...

Almonds in the crust would be delicious with the strawberries. Great job!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

Allison said...

Good to see someone else who values local ingredients! Your tart looks delicious. And, yes, I'm very nervous about next week's recipe, too.

Jaime said...

great job! the strawberries are so tantalizing

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Your tart looks lovely! Very well done! I didn't do it this time, but I have made this dough with almonds and it is wonderful.

Zakia / The Frosted Bake Shop said...

your tart looks great, especially your crust, it looks moist.

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

This tart was so yum, it's my new favorite dinner party dessert! Next time I'll try the nut crust too!

Jules Someone said...

There is no such thing as too much butter. Yum!