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.
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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