Still got it!

Standard

I have always loved baking…cakes, breads, pies, etc.  But it has been a while since I cranked up the oven…so today I decided to tackle a “Fig and Berry Tart”….this recipe came from “The Sweet Life: Desserts from Chanterelle” by Kate Zuckerman.  By the way, if you don’t have that cookbook, get it now.  It can really elevate your pastry chef skills.

The tart pastry was not that difficult to make but it was somewhat difficult to get the dough cold enough to roll out.  That sort of thing is difficult in the heat & humidity of Florida…a well-chilled batch of dough can heat more quickly than expected, even in a well-airconditioned home.  But in the end I was victorious.

The berry mixture inside consists of green figs, blackberries and huckleberries, tossed in a bit of sugar and flour.  The lattice work is actually a trick I learned from Zuckerman…puff pastry braiuded into a lattice!  It worked really well.

Here is the finished product…

IMG_5608

Advertisements

3 responses »

  1. I often read your blog from my iPhone… so I often cheat myself out of the chance to make a comment. Everything looks great… and how much better it is… and better for you… that you make it without all kinds of crap? !!!

    Oh, you just burned me… there is an RSS 2.0 feed?

    Rick

  2. Pingback: Hazlenut, Cardamom, Cinnamon Cookies « John's Blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s