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Category: Tarts

Father’s Day Bake: Chocolate Caramel Tart

Father’s Day Bake: Chocolate Caramel Tart

A Perfect Gift for Father’s Day. Chocolate is, by far, the most popular sweet treat in the world. Over three million tons of Cocoa Beans a year are a testament to its popularity.  Not only is Chocolate luscious, creamy, and aromatic, eating chocolate makes us…

Nadiya Hussain’s Rosti Cheese Quiche

Nadiya Hussain’s Rosti Cheese Quiche

This wonderful dish is simple to prepare and an absolute show-stopper. It’s been a while since we cooked a Quiche.  In the 70s we remember making one once a week.  Watching “Nadiya Bakes”, Nadiya Hussain’s latest series on Netflix, we were drawn to this crispy-crusted…

Smoked Salmon, Fennel and Herbed Mascarpone Tart

Smoked Salmon, Fennel and Herbed Mascarpone Tart

Some holiday discoveries are well worth making all year round. This is one of them.  It’s from Melissa Clark in The New York Times. It’s one of four recipes created for New Year’s Eve 2020. In “A Finger Food Countdown to 2021”, Melissa created two…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Mousse Pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Mousse Pie

You don’t have to be a Peanut Butter Lover to love this pie…but if you are, you’ll be in heaven. You either love peanut butter or not.  Our friend Michael is a devotee of the stuff in any form. Recently he prevailed upon Andrew to…

This Week’s Bake: Plums and Almond Cream In a Variation of a Traditional French Frangipane Tart

This Week’s Bake: Plums and Almond Cream In a Variation of a Traditional French Frangipane Tart

John Barricelli, owner, baker, and chef of Connecticut’s SoNo Baking Company & Cafe, is no stranger on Chewing The Fat.   We love his recipes.  The Connecticut baker has two locations there. In Norwalk, it’s at 101 Water Street. And in Darien, it’s at 49…

Heirloom Tomato Tart

Heirloom Tomato Tart

A Tomato that looks flawed creates a Tart that is pure perfection. The heirloom tomato has arrived. Heirlooms, or “Heritage Tomatoes” if you’re British, are not always the most beautiful on the outside.  But the first slice brings a flood of great tomato flavor. They’re…

Melissa Clark’s Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Tarragon Tart

Melissa Clark’s Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Tarragon Tart

The time is right to make this terrific recipe right now. This is a fantastic tart. And it’s right of the moment because it works best with Spring’s earliest and thin-stalk Asparagus. We used both Green and Red Asparagus in ours.  And then there’s the…

Brown Sugar Tart

Brown Sugar Tart

It may not be the best time in our lives…but it’s still a great time to bake. We’ve noticed there’s more baking going on than usual.  And why not? We not only have the time while we self-quarantine, we also have the need to lift…

Claudia Fleming’s Chocolate Caramel Tart

Claudia Fleming’s Chocolate Caramel Tart

Come ‘Out East’ for a recipe a famous Pastry Chef gave a special twist to. The East End of Long Island is extremely fortunate in the caliber of chefs that are either restaurant owners or lured here to work in what is a gorgeous place…

Savory Roasted Tomato Tarte Tatin

Savory Roasted Tomato Tarte Tatin

        A couple of years ago, I read a very detailed recipe for a tomato Tarte Tatin in Bon Appetit. I worked with the recipe and came up with two versions of the dish. Now that Tomato season is in full swing, I revisited this…

Absolutely the creamiest, smoothest, most spectacular French Lemon Cream Tart from Pierre Hermé

Absolutely the creamiest, smoothest, most spectacular French Lemon Cream Tart from Pierre Hermé

The last time Andrew and I were in Paris, we pretty much went from one spectacular bakeshop or chocolatier to another.  And you can’t really miss those belonging to Pastry Chef Extraordinaire Pierre Hermé.  The man himself is arguably the most acclaimed of all living…

Has anyone ever made a Tart as Christmas-y as this?      Cranberry Curd Tart from David Tanis in The New York Times with a deep bow to David Lebovitz

Has anyone ever made a Tart as Christmas-y as this? Cranberry Curd Tart from David Tanis in The New York Times with a deep bow to David Lebovitz

I marvel at Andrew’s passion for baking. And it’s at its zenith at holiday time.  It doesn’t necessarily mean Thanksgiving or Easter or Christmas.. It could be Valentine’s Day or the 4th of July.. But I have to say that this year’s output at Thanksgiving…

A Summer Dinner Party Menu in 3 Parts

A Summer Dinner Party Menu in 3 Parts

When Andrew and I plan a dinner party, the menu starts to percolate once the RSVPs have been received.  We try to think of our audience and we try to make things interesting.  Generally that means doing something completely new.  We have a fair amount…