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WCC 37: Lemon Tart Love

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Okay, I guess all good things must come to an end. Weekend Cookbook Challenge being no exception. Thanks Sara for creating and managing such a fun food blogging event for the last 37 months! Wow, I guess it has been along time! Sara rocks big time.

This month’s theme for February is “love”. This recipe is something I made for dessert on Valentine’s Day, so I think it fits. Tarte au Citron. It’s from the cookbook, Bouchon, by Thomas Keller. I really want to add an ! on the end of that for some reason… Bouchon!

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Plum Tart with Marzipan Crumble

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I made this a few weeks ago and both jwa and I really loved it! My friend Vanessa got me some marzipan (no, not this marzipan), while she and her husband were in Norway and now I am looking for marzipany things to do.

I saw this recipe and literally made it the next day. I think my tart pan is 9 inches though. I had too many plums. And too much crumble. Not a big deal. There are many worse things to have extras of — toes, pets, bad habits, etc… Anyway, I used pastry . . . → Read More: Plum Tart with Marzipan Crumble

WCC 30: Blueberry Pie (with a Lavender & Orange Zest Crust)

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Okay, here is my post for Weekend Cookbook Challenge, which incidentally, I am hosting this month. Yay! But, the real props go to Sara for starting and running such a great blogging event on a regular basis for a while now.

The theme for this July is Farmers Markets and at the Hollywood Farmers Market, (in Portland), I managed to find a whole bunch of beautiful blueberries. And, what’s a great thing to do with summer berries? Why yes, pie. You are so right.

For the cookbook, I turned to the one and only baking book . . . → Read More: WCC 30: Blueberry Pie (with a Lavender & Orange Zest Crust)

Ending the Weekend Right: Blueberry-Hazelnut Crumble

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I have been meaning to make a blueberry pie all Summer — in fact, I have always wanted to make a blueberry pie. Unfortunately, I hadn’t done so yet but then I came across some tasty looking berries at Limbo and was inspired. Sure I was hot and yes, I was kind of lazy. That’s when I decided a blueberry crumble would be just as good. It was. Was there really any doubt? Nope. So, grab yourself some blueberries, a lemon, some assorted crumble accoutrements and you’re all set.

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Nectarine & Marscapone Tart with a Gingersnap Crust

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This recipe is from Bon Appétit magazine and makes a great Summer dessert. I thought the filling maybe needed a bit more ooomph — next time, I may add a teaspoon or two of orange or lemon liqueur. Of course, this might also be because I used “light” cream cheese. Perhaps that was a mistake. Next time? Bring on the fat.

To get the crust nicely padded into the tart pan, I usually use a shot glass to help flatten the bottom and press the sides up. This works very well. I forget where I learned . . . → Read More: Nectarine & Marscapone Tart with a Gingersnap Crust