baking pies + tarts

rustic grape tarts

Thursday, August 23, 2012

roasted grapes [haiku] I am taken with you: alone, or sleeping with covers of sweet crust. We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne. – Marcus Aurelius Rustic Grape Tarts Tart dough recipe from Cooks Illustrated These tarts are fairly easy to…


roasted grapes

Monday, August 20, 2012

Upon first reading through Nigel Slater’s Ripe, I sat with notebook and pen next to me, jotting down every recipe I wanted to start with. The page filled faster and faster, there were too many recipes, too many ideas. There, in the chapter between gooseberries and hazelnuts was a tiny mention of roasted grapes. Serve with roast pork, steak, or game birds Mr. Slater suggested. I wrote it…