This week has been a sweet one for me, food wise and in life. To begin with French Fridays with Dorie we are making a dessert! Cheesecake tart page 469.
Dorie's sweet tart dough cooks up perfect every time. A partially baked tart shell is scattered with raisins. My son was wary of this dessert now even though he likes raisins.
In my food processor went drained cottage cheese, sour cream, egg yolks, sugar, salt, vanilla and a mixture of cornstarch and milk. Whir together until smooth.
Bake in the oven for 45 minutes. I have learned to decrease baking times in Dorie's recipes.
Came out perfect without any burned bits.
I served mine with powdered sugar and my husband had some with jam. We each liked our respective toppings. My son said it was ok. This is not a sweet dessert which was nice considering the week I had.
Last Friday was also my birthday. I baked berry surprise cake from Dorie's Baking From My Home to Yours. Don't you bake all your own birthday cakes?
This cake grew on me over time but I need to learn how to make a better genoise cake. As I have learned in the past, frosting covers a multitude of sins.
Then 6 days later it was our 15th wedding anniversary. This dessert, although not attractive, was very sweet and good. This time I let others cook for me.
These recipes are part of an international cooking group working our way through Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan. We have 2 recipes left.