Thursday, November 29, 2012

I do know how to bake

I had the card ladies over for Whist the other night.  Husband made the meal but I made the dessert.  I have had to defend my ability to create things in the kitchen lately.  I don't get a lot of baking time but I do know how to do a few things.  I made an apple crisp to take to a friend's a week or so ago.  Everyone was enjoying it.  It was quite yummy.  Someone made the comment that my husband sure knows how to make an apple crisp.  I said, "Hey!  I made that."  He is a fabulous cook.  But I digress.  This is a Pear and Almond Tart.  I made it.

Enter the Smitten Kitchen.  If you do not know about the Smitten Kitchen, you need to check out her blog.  She has also just released her first book.  I found this recipe on her blog and I made it.  It had a lot of steps but I just had a feeling that it would be worth it.  The ladies were over.  We had dinner.  We played a few rounds of cards before dessert.  I took a serving of the tart down to Husband who was banished to the family room.  He took a bite and had a certain look in his eye.  I knew that look.  It meant, "Wow!  This is wonderful."  You know.  That look.  I ran back upstairs and served the tart to my card ladies.  One of my buddies took the first bite and groaned while rolling her eyes.  You know.  That sound, those eyes.

You have to try this.  It is worth it.  So good.  Pear and Almond Tart.  The Smitten Kitchen.  Heaven on a plate.

Linking up with Cindy at a Colorful Life for Random Thursday.


  1. haha, you are too funny :) I have made pear pie before, but I've never made a tart of any kind. looks yummy!

  2. That may be the prettiest tart EVER. And it tasted like heaven, too? You really DO know how to bake!

  3. Looks and sounds fantastic. I may have to give this one a try.

  4. That IS a beautiful apple tart! I have been wanting to check out Smitten Kitchen's new book--thanks for reminding me.

  5. That looked so good, I went to the local Barnes & Noble and bought the Smitten Kitchen cookbook! Wonderful stuff in it! Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!