Saturday, July 25, 2015

Weekend in a French Kitchen

Is it really the weekend again already?  A busy week means it goes  faster.  This weekend we made Red Berry Barquettes from Mimi Thorrison's book A Year in My French Farmhouse.   I did not own a barquette pan, so I substituted and used a big muffin pan.  the dough was a bit dry at first and I had to work with it just a bit.  and the barquettes crumbled easily when we tried to eat them.  but eat them we did!  Mimi said they are best eaten the same day.   we had a social function and when we got home at midnight we "tried" to eat them all!  they were that good!  I used strawberries for my red berry in these.

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Next, we cooked Andrew Carmellini's Mango, Kiwi, and Coconut Tart.  I found the dough in this one to work very easily.  Loved the taste of the fruit and coconut together.  We had a garage sale here today and I treated our next door neighbors to a slice after we closed up shop!  I will say I had to cook this tart a lot longer than the recipe called for.  But it was worth the wait.  It really is delicious!

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6 comments:

Cakelaw said...

They both look good Peggy - glad you enjoyed them.

Tammy said...

Yes, it was hard to limit myself to only ONE Red Berry Barquette! And Daniel's tart was delicious as well, wasn't it?

Joan said...

Been a crazy week and weekend here so I decided to sit out the Mango tart but hope to make it at a later date. Yours looks great as does your Red Berry Barquette. Like your idea of doing in muffin tins. I opted for mini tart pans. They were fantastic.

Cindy said...

I loved the combination of flavors in the mango,kiwi and coconut tart! I'm glad that you found the dough easy to work with....I struggled with it! But it was delicious :)

Kayte said...

I placed all my little mangoes and kiwis carefully in the shell and then poured in the custard and then made sure the little fruits were all carefully placed and symmetrical, etc. and when it came out of the oven, well, it looks like I didn't have kiwi in half of it. Humpf! Yours looks really even and good. I liked this one, never had that combination of fruits in a tart before so that was fun and different. Love your little red berry tarts, I want some barquette molds in the worst way now! lol This was such a simple recipe, I know those little barquette molds would be just perfect and I would use them! Okay, I'm trying to justify buying barquette molds. :-) Great job on these two!

Sue said...

Your tarts are adorable! I think the muffin tin makes them the perfect size too. And your Mango-kiwi-coconut tart looks delicious as well~