We had some new friends from church over for dessert and games last weekend. We realized that we don’t have the phone numbers of too many people in Springfield (probably only 4-5 people we’ve met here).
I’m a pastry fiend. If I ever decided to go to culinary school it would be for training in bread and pastry making. I’ve been wanting to bake a tarte for quite some time now but things have been too crazy with the move. Last weekend was the first time I felt really settled and took the time to bake.
There wasn’t any good fruit at the farmer’s market, which should have told me fresh fruit tart season was over, but I settled for grocery store strawberries (from California — bad Kerner). They were still pretty good. I used a recipe for a free form tarte from Nick Malgieri but decided to put it in the tarte pan instead. It also reminded me that I need to get some individual tarte pans. Overall I’m pleased with the result, especially the shiny glaze.