25 June 2009

Adventures en la cocina

Having more free time than I'm used to, I've taken to biking and baking (J.Fo would be proud).

I've been admiring the gorgeous Fruit Tarts in the bakeries, so decided it was time for me to try my hand at one for dinner this evening with some friends. (Note: This has been a gradual build-up of nerves, and looking incessantly through the variations offered in 1,000 Vegetarian Recipies by Carol Gelles, before actually taking this on.)

So I did it.

I made a thick Lemon Crust with 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon and grated rind, in place of water. With tips from my Busha and her friend Rose, it turned out just right. I added fresh lemon juice to the filling also, and topped it with raspberries, kiwi and strawberries. For the glaze, I used powdered sugar and, again, fresh lemon juice.

The real test, I told myself, was what my friend's boyfriend, a chef at a local restaurant, thought...

He wanted seconds!!!

2 Comments:

Blogger Jennifer said...

Gorgeous tart! I *am* proud. :)

Monday, June 29, 2009  
Blogger ms.elle said...

Yay!

Monday, June 29, 2009  

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