This week's recipe was chosen by America's Queen of baking herself: Dorie Greenspan! How fantastic to bake one of Dorie's personal favourites. I have to say, that within our little baking community, Dorie has been an amazing support to all of us. I think it's safe to say, that seeing Dorie comment on your blog makes you squeal with happiness (actually I was literally stunned... STUNNED!). A few text messages to friends later, and I had settled down (slightly). She is also very interactive on the Tuesdays with Dorie website, offering help if we have questions or don't quite understand something about the recipes. Fabulous.
After baking this tart, I know why it is a favourite. It really is delicious. Rich, buttery, chewy, soft and sweet goodness. Personally, I served mine with a dollop of vanilla ice cream, which helped with the butteryness of the tart. I opted for mini tarts, but can only imagine how stunning this tart would look in a 9-inch pan.
S is away for six weeks at the moment, and I feel bad that he couldn't eat this tart! I know he would have absolutely loved it, so I will have to make it again when he comes back. For now though, the photos can taunt him! Speaking of photos, as some of you know, S takes all of the photos on my blog... but this time it was up to me. Very intimidating since I really have no idea how to work the camera. Actually, to be honest, S was freaking out about it! Well I hope I didn't disappoint him.