January 23, 2009

This is what I did on a rainy afternoon

I decided to make a pear tart today, since it has been very rainy and that always says, sewing or baking. I decided I wanted to make this tart again, after I made a very silly mistake on the recipe last time. I won't say what I did, I'm just too embarrassed.
I bought this cook book in France, and I have to use my scale that I bought there when I cook from it. You feel ever so professional when your are using it :)
This part of the recipe makes the whole house smell of vanilla and pears...yummy. They have to poach in sugar water and a vanilla pod.
The pastry is a sweet crust. One that I don't normally make, but I sure do love how it rolls out.
You then have to blind bake it for a few minutes before you put it all together. I forgot to take a snap of the filling, which is ground almond, eggs, sugar and a bit of flour.
My tart pan was a bit too small, so I had a half pear left and too much filling, but I think it turned out quite lovely.. the tart pan is another "Gien" piece that I have. It has matching little dessert plates with all kinds of fruit on it.
I hope it tastes good.

9 comments:

  1. i don't bake...but i like the idea of vanilla in the air. it looks delicious...and thanks for the advice. we tried it out and it looks great! xo

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  2. OMG. I love pear tarts. Tall Husband proposed to me in Paris over pear tarts. You've inspired me to learn to bake one. Thanks.

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  3. Oooh, it looks perfect. Could just help myself to a slice.

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  4. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.
    I will take a look on your blog today.
    In any case, your cake looks really delicious....hhhhmmmm.
    I wish that I could taste it....:o))

    Love,
    Maureen

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  5. I love vanilla and pear. This sounds heavenly.

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  6. oooooooh yummy !
    I make these (some of my faves) with whatever fruits are on hand : pear, peach, apple, apricot...
    I had my new gas stove/multiple ovens installed this evening by my DH (our oven broke down on dec 30 !)and I think I'm going to spend the rest of the week baking !

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  7. that looks so delicious. Yum.

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  8. It's beautiful! How did it turn out?

    P.S. I put up my new blog...on Blogger, yeay! I haven't posted much, but I must say I really love the simplicity of the format. Thanks for the tip!

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  9. Well, I can see that I shouldn't visit you when I am hungry. I am drooling all over my keyboard!!

    Now I will go and visit your cute daughter's blog.

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