NEW! Google Custom Search

Loading

Tart question

Jean's picture

Tart question (post #65200)

in

New tart pans, never made one before. Do you line the bottom with parchment before you do the dough?


Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise',
      I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Gary's picture

Not needed. Tart doughs are high butter/fat short doughs that will come out easily. FYI, we made this wonderful tart variation this week. Used a Linzer dough for the crust. Filled with Diplomat cream and then topped with fresh strawberries and blueberries. Exceedingly good.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

Jean's picture

Thanks. Yours sounds yum. Do you serve right on the pan bottom or transfer it -- would that be difficult?


Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise',
      I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Gary's picture

I transfer it to a cardboard round. Again, because these are high butter doughs, they slide right off. Might stick just a shade at first, so push gently. You don't want to be slicing on the tart pan's bottom. They'll scratch and then stuff will stick. If they are tin-plated steel, they'll rust where you've cut through the tin.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

Jean's picture

Thanks -- that was my first instinct and the main reason for the parchment thought. Tomorrows experiment. Wish me lu ck.  Also serving some chocolate cupcake in lieu of the apple spice bundt that crashed and burned. Now to try to make some pretty pipeable frosting.


Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise',
      I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Gary's picture

You might want to try whipped chocolate ganache on your cupcakes if you don't have a go to recipe for icing.
http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/recipe/whipped-chocolate-ganache

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

Jean's picture

Can't tell from the illustration--can it be piped and hold its shape?


Here's the one that came with the cupcake recipe. What do you think?


MOCHA FROSTING:


3 tablespoons milk chocolate chips
3 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup butter, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon brewed coffee (1 to 2)


For frosting, in a microwave, melt chips and butter; stir until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and coffee until smooth. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes. Top with sprinkles; gently press down. Yield: 1 dozen.



Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise',
      I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Gary's picture

Yours should be fine. Enjoy.

Another alternative.
http://www.joyofbaking.com/ganache.html

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

Jean's picture

Thanks again. I've done ganache and whipped ganache, but I've never tried piping it. I just bought a large open star tip and am eager to see if I can do  nice swirl of icing on the cupcakes. Cupcakes need something to make them wow. :)


Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise',
      I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Gary's picture

So, how did it go? Where are the pictures? : )

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

Jean's picture

OMG. I had an afternoon! Will not bore you with the disasterous details or a picture. The chocolate mocha cupcakes tasted good but the frosting reminded me of a little pile of doggy do on top of each one. My DH (bless him) made no negative comment so maybe it was just me. That decorating stuff is harder than it looks. LOL.


I never did make the lovely tart-- my extremely labile BP chose that time to duck under 100 which put me on the sidelines for a while, then my knee decided to follow suit and I don't get too much done while supine on the kitchen floor. I have to stop doing that!!


Evelyn's chicken salad was a big hit and the fruit medley was beautiful and delicious with the lavender syrup on it, so the tart was not really needed.


In case you're wondering -- the book discussion went very well -- Undaunted Courage.  No real history buffs in the group so I was happy.  One even brought a Lewis and Clark  stamp and a Sacajawea dollar. :)



Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise',
      I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
MadMom's picture

Hope you're feeling much much better now.  My "normal" BP is about 90/60, but now that I need to lose 40 lbs, it has jumped up to about 120/80.  Relax, I'll bet the "doggie doo" tasted delicious!



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

Jean's picture

Had a taste of one this noon. They were pretty good. I liked the cupcake better than the emergency blender recipe.


                     
* Exported from MasterCook *


                  Special Mocha Cupcakes Taste of Home -


  2                     eggs
     1/2           cup  cold brewed coffee
     1/2           cup  canola oil
  3          teaspoons  cider vinegar
  3          teaspoons  vanilla extract
  1 1/2           cups  all-purpose flour
  1                cup  sugar
     1/3           cup  baking cocoa
  1           teaspoon  baking soda
     1/2      teaspoon  salt
                        MOCHA FROSTING:
  3        tablespoons  milk chocolate chips
  3        tablespoons  semisweet chocolate chips
     1/3           cup  butter -- softened
  2               cups  confectioners' sugar
  1         tablespoon  brewed coffee -- (1 to 2)
     1/2           cup  chocolate sprinkles


In a large bowl, beat the eggs, coffee, oil, vinegar and vanilla until well blended. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into coffee mixture until blended.
    Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool.
    For frosting, in a microwave, melt chips and butter; stir until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and coffee until smooth. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes. Top with sprinkles; gently press down. Yield: 1 dozen.


 


               



Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise',
      I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need