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baking pies + tarts

peach and cherry galettes

Monday, August 19, 2013

I’m sneaking in for a post. I just couldn’t help myself; there were cherries. Not just any cherries, but hand-picked cherries dripping from trees like drops of rain: red, sparkling drops of sweet-tart rain. We filled our bucket gleefully, and my baker-heart had prophetic visions of flaky turnovers leaking dark juices, and sweet-sour chutney served next to roasted chicken; cherry and vanilla bean compote to cover the tops…

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…