I made this week's recipe on Super Bowl Sunday (yay cheeseheads!), and while it was a little more sophisticated than the rest of the menu, it offered me an opportunity to get a little extra feedback. I'd kind of hoped to make this again this week, because I think... I can do better! That said, there was a pretty good reception to this week's ffwd recipe.
|ready to go as usual |
(I confess, I almost forgot this step...oops!)
and also as usual, ingredients I already had on hand
|for the crust, first you blend together the flour, powdered sugar and salt|
then pulse in the butter
next comes the egg to bind it all together, and probably add a little more richness
|this is what it looks like when it's come together properly|
Dorie had us knead this together a couple of times
(my poor zillion-year-old food processor - stained by the red velvet cookies at Christmas!)
|I pressed in the crust, I love that alternative|
it's pretty even, and so much easier, I used a stainless measuring cup to even things out
I did keep the step of chilling/freezing
|just as I was getting ready to compose this post, I realized why my crust was "over baked"|
my favorite tart pan is dark - duh, reduce the temperature!
but it was really a bit over-done (for me)
|despite the fact that I live in Arizona, and we have amazing citrus available right now, |
I ended up using some California "Cara Cara" oranges, which are "pink"
I thought that the color would be pretty
|the finished tart|
I added a bit more fruit than Dorie showed, because I thought it would be even better
I have to say, looks pretty ok!
- I should have used the local oranges - these were nice, but almost a cross between pink grapefruit and a navel orange
- I'm sorry I used the almond flour I had on hand - I've actually ordered some new, or could pick some more up, I want to try this again with a fresher bag
- Next time, I want to bake the crust a shorter time and/or at a lower temperature
Of course, who knows what I'll just by dying to make when I get back from Puerto Rico? - but hopefully I'll still get a chance for a do-over!!