Wednesday, January 7, 2009

TWD: French Pear Tart

It's been a long break for me! I've was busy with holiday baking, birthdays, and squadron functions and then a 2 week trip back to Iowa to be with family for Christmas! Then, to top that all off, I got sick...which ended up helping me to find out I was pregnant! A surprise to us all! So, #4 will be making his/her appearance early August!

So, with that out of the way, it's good to be back home and back to baking.

I got a new stove, so I have been trying to break it in as much as I can!

This week's TWD was chosen by none other than our very honored guest each Tuesday, Dorie Greenspan!

This recipe wasn't too difficult, but I was a little disappointed in the end result. I halved the recipe, and didn't have a tart pan either, so if that had something to do with it, I take all the blame for my not so perfect ending.

I had to sneak peeks at other TWD-ers to see how they sliced their pears, as I didn't understand what Dorie meant in the recipe. After seeing what everyone else did, going back and re-reading the recipe, I get it now!

I think the biggest turnoff for me was the dark rum. I made sure and halved it with the rest of my ingredients, but the taste was so strong (enhanced senses due to pregnancy, maybe!?) But it was too much for me.

I'll be eating the pears, and maybe pick at the rest, but I probably won't attempt this recipe again. But like I say, I always enjoy trying something new! Thanks to Dorie for chosing this recipe this week! It was fun to read all the answers to our questions on the TWD blog!