Fresh Fig Mascarpone Tart in Cornmeal Crust

Continuing my tart obsession with a quintessential ode to fall: a fresh fig mascarpone tart in a cornmeal crust specked with fresh rosemary. It’s hard to “do” anything to figs when it’s peak fig season; they’re so perfect on their own, I don’t even feel the need to bake them or anything else. The tart […]...

Strawberry Pistachio Frangipane Tart

Summer’s slipping away, but I wanted to share one last sweet summery tart before back to school sets in. This strawberry pistachio frangipane tart is visually inspired by one of Martha Stewart’s tarts, although the recipe here is drawn from my own repertoire. Simple summer tarts have always been a weakness of mine; disarmingly uncomplicated, […]...

Heart of Summer: Peach Rose Tart

When it’s full-on summer and the air is redolent of ripe fruit and full blooms, why not combine both in a dessert? Seriously, I just wanted to make a peach tart out of some peaches before they got gobbled up by other, more impatient members in my household. Ironic then that I ended up making […]...

Happy Summer: Berry Tart with Cheesecake Pastry Cream

Happy almost summer! I took my summer vacation a little early and just got back from a gorgeous week-long cruise to Alaska. I can’t wait to share with you all, but before I do that I wanted to post the last thing I made before I left on my trip: this berry tart with cheesecake […]...

Happy Year of the Monkey! With Chinese Pineapple Cakes (Feng Li Su)

Happy Chinese┬áNew Year! I’ve just returned from Hong Kong, where preparations for the Year of the Monkey were fully underway. I’m sad I couldn’t stay for the actual new year festivities, but I’ve brought back plenty of new year treats, including these traditional Chinese pineapple cakes that are a wonderfully simple baking project as well. […]...

{Review}: PastryNow Raspberry Tart Kit

Although baking (and this blog) are a big part of my life, there are days when I just don’t have the motivation to bake. When time and energy (or lack thereof) make me want to have something sweet now, instead of having to go through the effort of making it. Lucky for me I was […]...