Tuesday, July 29, 2008

TWD, Lets flip it

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was chosen by Michelle from Michelle in Colorado Springs; take a wild guess what she selected;) Yes my fellow dessert fanatics none other than my nemesis in the dessert world a fruit selection; Summer Fruit Galette to be exact. I was all ready to trash talk another fruit recipe and challenge Michelle to a duel when I read the recipe, and discovered to my amazement that I was willing to attempt this recipe if I made some minor changes of course.

You see it isn't that I dont like fruit. In fact I LOVE fruit. Fresh fruit. Once it gets cooked/baked it gets all mushy and gross, and that is what I have issues with. I prefer my food not to have the consistency of something that someone already chewed up and spit out. So I knew if I flipped this recipe, and cooked the custard in the crust first rather than last, and then topped it with fresh strawberries it may be palatable to my delicate taste buds.

First of all Michelle, I have to say that I am currently eating humble pie (or summer fruit gallete if you will) because after I made this recipe I nearly pissed myself with excitement over how easy it was to put together and how amazing it tasted!

*stands up on dining room chair ala a tyson chicken commercial*

Michelle, because of you I attempted to make a crust (something which I would have never done because crust is for pie and pie is for fruit and well, you know the deal) and it was the most incredible crust I have ever had! Three cheers for Michelle and home made crust! Michelle you have single handedly changed my baking repertoire! My once bleak repetitious future is now filled with crusts and custard fillings topped with fresh fruits of all sorts! Michelle you are the bees knees. Thank you for waking up my dormant taste buds. Michelle I have a booty shake with your name on it;)

*falls off of dining room chair*


Now onto the changes that I made. The crust was perfect, but just because I can never leave well enough alone I added a bit more sugar and a little less salt, and about a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. How much you ask? Who knows. Perhaps a pinch or two more of one and less of the other. I spooned a small amount of strawberry preserves on the bottom of the crust and then topped with the graham crackers (even though there was no fruit juice for it to absorb). Then since the custard recipe seemed gross to me, and there was no way I could put sugar in an egg and call it custard I used my recipe for flan (caramel custard minus the caramel) and filled my little crusts with it. I cooked them until the flan no longer jiggled in the middle and let them cool and then refrigerated them for about an hour. Then I topped the tart with fresh strawberries and some powdered sugar. When I tell you that this simple dessert is so fabulous that it inspired thoughts of lust I'm not kidding. Make this people. I'm telling you. This is truly an amazing surprise.

Be sure to check out the Tuesdays with Dorie blogroll to see everyone else's fruity surprises.

You can find the recipe here @ Michelle in Colorado Springs.

XOXO
Stay Sweet;)

21 comments:

Madam Chow said...

I'm so . . . so . . . PROUD of you! *sniff*

Susie Homemaker said...

Wow...you are one little piece of melodrama, aren't you??? Great work - glad you are coming into the world of pies!!

Teanna said...

Bake the custard IN the dough?! Then top it with a fresh fruit! Brillz!!!

confectiona said...

I really, really don't like cooked fruit. But my family persuaded me to try the galette, and it really was quite good. But your way sounds even better!

Prudy said...

What a great idea! I had a raspberry custard tart last year in San Fran and it was so good-I'm wishing I would have had your good idea!

Christine said...

Love the post! Great job!

Jaime said...

wow, you shaped the pie crust into a tart? cool!

Pamela said...

You are a rebel! It sounds and looks very, very good. Thanks for the comments!

LyB said...

Lol! You are hilarious, loved this post! So glad you liked the galette, it is fabulous. :)

SiHaN said...

wonderful! i'm glad you took a go at this week's recipe despite the major recontructions. great job anyway!

Nickki said...

What a fabulous idea! It looks delicious.

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

Great idea!

Flourchild said...

Im glad you stuck with it and made that galette, it's wonderful!

CB said...

Glad Dorie proved you wrong. She's proven me wrong so many times. We'll see how I do on next week... banana bread. I am not a banana fan but Dorie knows best right? ;) Cute little galette minis. Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Michelle in Colorado Springs said...

And here I was worried that you where going to have a fit over the fact that there was fruit in this. I like what you thought of it sounds like the little tartlets that I see sold in the store.

Rigby said...

Your changes sound wonderful! Great job!

Jacque said...

Way to rise to the occasion! You made it work for you and your creation sounds delish! (must try)

rainbowbrown said...

Very well done. Your version sounds rather wonderful. Did you try the strawberry tart a while back? You might like it. The crust is different, but it uses raw strawberries. And again, your minis sound fantastic!

Mara said...

lookit that cute little thing. LOVE IT!

Di said...

I love seeing all the neat variations that people come up with. Way to go, finding a way to make the recipe into something you like. =)

Barbara said...

Darling tartlets! Good for you for finding a way to make this work for you!