Fruit Tartlet with Shortcrust Shell

Fruit Tartlet with Shortcrust Shell

For Day 5 of Concord Grape Week, we are staying with dessert. This recipe is from a website called Verses from my Kitchen. The author writes infrequently, but the recipes are lovely and his wife’s photographs are simply world class. It’s a great site and I...
Carrot, Shallot, and Red Pepper Tarte Tatins with Cardamom

Carrot, Shallot, and Red Pepper Tarte Tatins with Cardamom

Sometimes a book can be a life saver. Almost literally. For a recent corporate team building event at Cooking by the Book, Suzen faced a serious challenge. The team of twenty had a number of food issues. The meal had to be vegetarian, but in addition, several of the...
Suzen’s Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Tart

Suzen’s Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Tart

On the Friday after Thanksgiving, you face a kitchen that may still be a bit upside down. And a refrigerator full of goodies. And a family with surprisingly strong appetites. Sure, you can warm things up and reply the Thursday feast. But, how about giving that...
Pâte Brisée from Michel Roux

Pâte Brisée from Michel Roux

For a tart, you need a tart shell and the question arises: what dough to use. For the Semi-Confit Cherry Tomato Tart I blogged two days ago, author Michel Roux of Pastry suggests this Pâte Brisée. This is a short pastry, so called because it does not contain any...