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!


Rachel said...

Happy Birthday!!! Thanks for baking with me this week--your tart looks delicious!

Jessica said...

Happy birthday!!! That tart looks like a wonderful way to celebrate.

natalia said...

Happy birthday to you !! Lovely tart !!

Beth said...

I love the photo. I'm always trying to figure out how to photograph baking with flowers, and you've done a nice job of it. Hope you enjoyed the pie!