Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tuesdays with Dorie with K: Bubble Eclairs

K "These are not very pretty, but they taste good."

That just about sums up our bubble eclairs. K made the batter and topping while I was at work and then we baked and filled them that evening. As you can see, they are not a work of art. In fact, I considered not even photographing them. But K loved filling them with vanilla ice cream and pronounced them one of her favorite Tuesdays with Dorie projects so far. And as she said, they did taste very good!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Tuesdays with Dorie with K: Cherry (Peach) Crumb Tart

K: "Why are we supposed to make something with out of season fruit?"
Me: "There are some places where cherries are in season."
K: "Not here."
Me: "We'll use peaches instead."
K: "Okay."
K was right. We had a very early and short cherry season. So despite the cherry-pitter languishing in my kitchen drawer, there would be no cherries for us. But s farmers market special of flats of peaches for $15? That we would not miss. So Cherry Crumb Tart became Peach Crumb Tart for us and I am very glad that it did, because this may be my favorite Tuesdays with Dorie recipe so far. Peaches are my favorite fruit and combining them with a buttery crust and a crumb topping? What was not to love?

The recipe: I think K may have now memorized this tart crust, and that is not a complaint. We've used it for many Tuesdays with Dorie recipes, but also for other projects as well ,and it is a winner. Easy and very K (read child) friendly.

Pre-crumb and baking
The verdict: I said it above, but I love this one. I'd like to try it again with cherries, but am also imaging how good it could be with plums or pears or even apples. One to add to the regular rotation.