Fig Tart

Call me a freak, but I find arranging fruit in concentric circles to be strangely soothing.  It's so simple and you get absorbed in it, forgetting anything going on around you so you get it just right. That's another reason to eat this tart aside from the fact that it is super delicious, and as … Continue reading Fig Tart

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Laduree All Chocolate Tart

I think my first trip to Laduree in Paris was what really got me interested in baking and pastry making. ┬áThat first macaron was different from anything I had ever tasted, and I stood on the street just dying over how good they were. When I found that they had a cookbook, I was thrilled. … Continue reading Laduree All Chocolate Tart

Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart

Do you ever inexplicably have a craving that must be fulfilled no matter what?  I had one the other day for chocolate and peanut butter that I knew wouldn't be satisfied with a peanut butter cup. No. It had to be bigger and better.  Preferably with Oreos involved somehow. Therefore, we have this tart. Rich … Continue reading Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart

Lemon Raspberry Tart

It's no secret that I'm a total Francophile, and half of that comes from French cuisine and patisserie. A few years ago, I did a summer abroad in Tours, France (Loire Valley) and was probably indulging in 2-3 pastries/desserts per day (plus probably half a bottle of wine). ┬áMiraculously, I gained no weight because I … Continue reading Lemon Raspberry Tart