September 30, 2006

Sweet Little Tarts

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I was puttering around the kitchen this afternoon, trying to decide what I felt like making and decided to make up some little, (but not mini) tarts. I opened the fridge to get out some butter for the pastry and realized we were all out of butter. I hate it when that happens, especially when there are plums and pears on my counter telling me that they want to become tarts. Then I remembered that I had thrown some leftover sugar cookie dough into the freezer when I was making my surprise boxes for Sugar High Friday#23.

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I rolled out the dough and decided there was enough there to make two small tarts. The problem is that I don’t have small tart pans, don’t even have a big tart pan. But, I have been seeing an awful lot of free form galettes lately and so here’s my contribution to the trend: 1 pear and 1 plum galette. The pears are from the same friend who brought over a basket of pears last week that was turned into pear sauce. The plums are from my Grandma’s plum trees. I had wanted to make a third one out of apples from my tree, but I ran out of dough. I guess I’ll survive with just the two… Sigh… I was slightly cheered when I pulled out my new pink baking mat to use for the first time. It looks pretty so I can only imagine that that it will work fabulously. The tarts are currently waiting their turn to enter the oven. It has been occupied for the last 4 hours by homemade baked beans which show no sign of making their exit and I don’t think the flavours would mingle in an altogether pleasing way so the tarts will wait. More patiently than me, I’m sure.


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8 comments:

Ivonne said...

Not only are your tarts beautiful, I love that you used a dough that you'd prepared for another purpose!

Ellie said...

Absolutely beautiful! Those plums look super ripe and juicy, I can only imagine how good they must have tasted after the baking concentrated their flavour!

peabody said...

Plum tarts...excellent.

peabody said...

Opps I linked my name to a blog I was reading....please ignore my other post link...but don't ingnore me saying your tarts were excellent.

Anonymous said...

Those tarts are so pretty, I bet they are going to taste wonderful. And yes, I agree with Ivonne - way to use your leftover dough!

Ari (Baking and Books)

sam said...

How crafty using sugar cookie dough! The tarts look beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Yum yum.....


I think if I tried your "cooking for a year" thing I would gain about 50 lbs in the process!!

Pam said...

These look wonderful! And, who doesn't love a multi-tasking recipe?. These are officially on my "recipes to try" list. Yum! Thanks for sharing!