Tuesday, January 6, 2009

TWD: French White Peach Tart


This week I was tempted to slack off and not participate. The recipe looked kinda long and I didn't think I had everything that I would need. But I decided that I need to make the tart because that was the whole point of joining the group. Baking outside of what I would normally do. Boy am I glad I did. The tart is good, I mean it's really good. It's sweet but not too sweet. I really like the crust, especially the crunchy edges.
This weeks host is Dorie Greenspan herself! If you'd like the recipe go check out her site. I only made a few minor changes to the recipe. I don't have a normal food processor, I just have one of the mini ones which is not even close to being big enough to make the crust in. So I had to do it by hand which was bad but my dough seemed really dry and I was afraid that it wouldn't hold together right so I changed it slightly. Instead of just the egg yolk for liquid I also added in the egg white and enough water to help the dough form into a ball. I still think my dough came out really good so I will do it this way again.
I didn't have any fresh or canned pears that was called for but I did happen to have a jar of white peaches in the fridge. I love white peaches so I thought that this would be a good substitution and I was right! Did I mention that I really liked this tart?? Oh yeah I also used vanilla sugar in place of regular sugar just because I had some on hand.


Go check out what other bakers have done this week.

6 comments:

Cheryl said...

Beautiful Chica, come right over to Btown and I will have a slice!

vibi said...

Beautifully done, Amy! I love what you've done with the pear design! BRAVO!

MaryBeth said...

Looks wonderful, I love your peach design on the top of the tart. I live really close to Cheryl so when you head over with a slice I can be there in no time flat.

Jules Someone said...

What a beautiful looking tart! YUM!

Pam said...

Your design is the prettiest I've seen. This tart looks really lovely.

Nazarina A said...

Beautiful tart! Sometimes putting one's stamp on anything makes it that much more sweeter! I love the idea of the white peaches!