Crunchy and Custardy Peach Tart
(on page 346 and 347 of Dorie's Baking: from my home to yours
and posted on Rachel's blog.)
I made the almond sweet crust, suggested by Dorie, and made 4 mini-tarts instead of one BIG one. Robert Irvine on Dinner Impossible (Food Network Channel) would SOOOOO say I can't serve these, they look burnt! My name is behind this and throw everything in the garbage can.
I am having baking complexities beyond my control. No knob adjustments here. Common sense and timing is off. Item in oven starts to smell baked and yet the custard is sloppy . . . what do we do? Let the mini-tarts continue baking and forget to cover with foil. Where's the garbage can? Oh, I know; slip one to hubby in his lunch when he is not looking.
This tart is the least burnt but no fancy plate is going to help me out. Bummer. We will try one tonight but I am pretty sure the custard part will taste delicious. Sorry Rachel for not having this whole post be about your wonderful choice instead of my stream of whining. These little tarts smelled wonderful baking (until our mishap; I know still whining). Check Rachel's gorgeous tart out and grab the recipe while you are at it.
Dad and Mom swore up-and-down I was making up stories about the squirrels and chipmunks doing acrobats to get into the bird feeder's food. We must have had a hawk or owl present while they were visiting because I have never heard the outside THIS QUIET in a long time. I thought I would post a picture showing that I am not nuts. We DO have squirrels!
Nothing like sharing a picture with me having morning hair. Yeesh. I miss them already!!!!
Mom and I have so much in common. We LOVE flowers, collecting recipes, cookbooks, sharing baked goodies and shopping for new kitchen toys. It is hard having them live several states away.
Can you believe I forgot the camera? This was taken with my cellphone. Who does these things?? I am still in shock. I lug a camera all over the kitchen, have thousands of food photos but forget to take the camera with us. (sigh)
(Mom and Dad: We had a great time together and HAPPY 45th ANNIVERSARY!!!! We are proud of you for staying healthy, working out hard and eating right. Definitely shows! You both look so young! Thanks Mom for organizing my pantry, definitely looks great. Shadow is bumming no one is around to dote on her. She flops on the floor and I just step over her. She is looking up prices for an airline ticket as we speak. Love you guys!)