Another Tuesday, another recipe from Baking From My Home to Yours. Rachel at Sweet Tarte picked the Crunchy and Custardy Peach Tart. I don’t know why I dread and don’t really enjoy making tarts. I suppose it’s just too many steps and sometimes maybe a little confusing. I’m not complaining and saying I didn’t like this recipe. I’m super glad I made it and it tasted really good. But I will probably not ever make it again. Give me cookie dough to scoop and I am one happy baker. Put an already made delicious, beautiful slice of a tart in front of me and I will love it. Know what I mean?
I made the sweet tart dough (page 444) with almonds. Put it in the freezer for a few days. It looked great. Does the tin foil always stick when you make a tart dough? I had to scrap the partially baked dough off the foil and place in back on the crust. Wasn’t happy. But it pieced back together just fine.
The rest of the steps came together just fine. I prepped the streusel the day I made the tart dough. Peaches were peeled and sliced, no problem. Custard—easy as can be. Even assembling it all was fine. Just more than I really wanted to do. (By the way, I only have an 11 inch tart pan, so I made everything one and a half times the recipe. It was actually a super easy recipe to do that with.) I added the streusel at the wrong time during baking, but it seems to have baked just fine. Maybe I’ll find that some others’ tarts have a lot more crumble on top, while mine just baked in with the custard.
Another thing I have found with every partially baked crust I have made into a tart, I think the crust gets too overbaked. I don’t like it that dark. I’ve seen many tarts throughout this TWD baking that don’t get that dark. I only tasted a little sliver of this and it was good. But I would much rather make a peach crisp instead.
I’m always glad when I play along and make some of these things that are way out of my comfort zone, so thanks, Rachel. You can find this recipe on her blog.
***Disclaimer—I don’t want you to think in any way I don’t like this tart. I think it tastes great. Dorie said she likes it cooled from the oven and chilled. I think it is even more fantastic chilled! (I may have sampled another little sliver for breakfast. ;)
We had dinner at Cindy’s house tonight (Monday), Frank was in town (from DC) to bring his son, Tyler out to BYU, so we had dinner together, including Kristy. Scott fell from the bench he was sitting on eating dinner on the deck and hit his head on a brick wall. He ended up with a nice gash in his head. So Kevin and I took off and got him to an urgent care for some stitches. (Sorry we didn’t get to visit with Frank longer!) Scott was a trooper as they put staples in his head. Just the thought makes me cringe. He starts junior high tomorrow (Tuesday). Hopefully he won’t have to keep a bandage on it through his first day of school tomorrow.
Sam got to go meet his preschool teacher today. He seems really excited to start school on Wednesday. The teacher gave him a little gift of a pencil and some crayons. This is how he looked a while after we sharpened the pencil and he’d been drawing with it.
“Sam, did you have the pencil in your mouth?”
“No,” shaking head shyly. Uh, okay, Sam. Could he be any cuter?