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Friday, May 1, 2015

Cheesecake Tart

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.

13 comments:

  1. Dianne, a very Happy belated Birthday and Anniversary! Both your Cheesecake Tart and the Berry Surprise Cake look terrific! I can relate to the feeling that we all bake our Birthday cakes ourselves - it is nice to see some fresh berries in the market now and time to get baking on some berry cakes.
    Hope you had two wonderful celebrations!
    AHve a nice weekend,
    Andrea

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    1. ...so, I wrote this way too early in the morning, of course that should read "Have a nice weekend".

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  3. Wishing you a very Happy “Belated" Birthday and Anniversary, Diane! Both of your desserts look lovely! This tart was a winner in my house and was quite delicious! Another winner from Dorie!
    I used to bake my own birthday cakes…but several years ago, my hubby started buying me one! Which works for me!!
    Have a great weekend!

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  4. Happy birthday, Diane, and happy anniversary!! I do make my own birthday cakes, usually. Why not?!? Both of the cakes look great and we too enjoyed the not-too-sweet dessert this week!

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  5. Everything looks wonderful and so delicious. Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, and
    your tart for this week looks fantastic. We really enjoyed this one, and I know I will be making this again, it is so delicious.

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  6. Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary! I never make my own birthday dessert, so I smiled when you asked! I have a favorite bakery for birthday cakes. I'm not so good at making them myself. Your cheesecake tart looks delicious, and it sounds like it made a welcome treat without being overly sweet. Hope next week is just as sweet!

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  7. Happy - everything!!! And glad to see mine was not the only tart with the flabby skin on it after it came out of the oven. Yours settles though after you glazed it. Mine, no :(

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  8. Happy birthday and happy anniversary! I do bake my own birthday cake, sometimes. It's a treat all it's own to get in the kitchen and experiment. I'm glad this week's cake was a hit, mostly.

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  9. Happy anniversary and happy birthday! I bake my own birthday cake too. I enjoyed the cheesecake but I think I'd like your beautiful birthday cake even more.

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  10. First, happy birthday and happy anniversary! I often bake my own cake just because I don't have many cake baking opportunities throughout the year. My husband often bakes me a carrot cake, though. That's his speciality:) Your tart looks perfect. Mine was over cooked:(

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  11. Well, happy belated birthday and a very happy anniversary. Sounds like plenty of reason to celebrate and those looks like some delicious celebratory desserts. My husband was actually just now asking me why I hadn't joined "that group doing the dessert book". If he saw that berry cake, I'd really have some explaining to do.

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  12. I often make my own birthday cake! And happy anniversary! We will be celebrating 15 years later this year. Time flies!

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