Category Archives: Tarts

Salted Chocolate Caramel Tart

chocolate caramel tart

It never ceases to amaze me just how fast the biggest meals go rushing by before our very eyes. As cooks we spend days, even weeks choosing our menu, shopping for our ingredients, and stocking our fridges to the gills with containers filled with our raw materials. We cook and cook our hearts out until the last guest has taken his seat at the table, the last bowl of soup placed upon the serving plate.

chocolate caramel tart

And then, for one exquisite moment, not a word is spoken and the only sound that can be heard is that of silver brushing against china. For those of us who love entertaining, this is the payoff for all of our toils.

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Apple Gallette

apple gallette

Last year at this time, I was fretting over the crusts for my Thanksgiving pies. Would they be as flaky as they were tasty? Would they live up to the high standards of my soon-to-be mother in law’s beautifully set table? And, the ever-popular, who the heck has time for all this nonsense anyway?

gallette slice

During that time, when my fascination with making pie evolved into a love for doing it, I also started to appreciate why so many people would rather just not even bother.

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Strawberry Cream Tart Recipe

 

Surely you didn’t think that I’d forget dessert for the meal we cooked for my parents last weekend. It was the least that I could do after dragging them around every street South of 14th for no reason in particular.

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