Tuesday, August 24, 2010

TWD-Crunchy and Custardy Peach Tart

Well, it's my turn to do TWD this week and lucky me, my turn this month ended up falling on my birthday. Yes, today I am one year older. I'm still not quite sure what to think of birthdays at this stage of my life, but I can say that it has been a pretty good day.

This tart sounded divine when I first read the recipe. There is nothing quite like the perfect peach and I absolutely love things that are almond flavored so I knew this combination would be something very "Whitney" and therefore be a perfect birthday treat. I also love Dorie's Sweet Tart Dough. It is the perfect crust.

Everything came together quickly. I loved that the custard didn't have to be cooked on it's own and that it cooked right along with the rest of the tart. My only complaint came with my peaches. You see, peach season in Utah hits it's peak in September. That is when they are about the best thing you could eat on the planet earth. I made the mistake of buying them at the grocery store, mid-August, from California. They were gross, mealy and unripe so I made another trip to a local fruit stand and got some Brigham City peaches. Although they weren't quite perfectly ripe, they were much better than the alternative.

I have yet to taste this wonderful creation. My sweet hubby is on his way home from work right now, we have a great friend on her way over to watch the kiddos and we can go out to dinner. I think one of the best "presents" is to not cook dinner on my birthday, especially when cooking for kids. I love them dearly but sometimes it is pulling teeth to get them to try new things.

Sorry for the tangent. I will be treating myself to a nice slice when we get home from dinner tonight. If you're interested in the full recipe, head on over to sweet tarte. Until next time, Happy Baking!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

TWD: Oatmeal Breakfast Bread

I love crumb toppings. They can make any bread good. What a moist little bread. This bread has the perfect amount of spices. They give the bread a little deliciousness, but they are not overpowering. I used dried apricots which work well with the cinnamon, nutmeg,and cloves flavors.

I made mini loaves, because they are so cute and fun. That way I don't over eat and I can give some to neighbors and friends. I am off to go do deliver some goodies to neighbors.

If you are interested in this recipe you can visit Natalie of Oven Love. Happy Baking!