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April 17, 2010

A Tart for Tor

or, Black Cherry Jam Tart, or Baking in Brooklyn.

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I'm so into baking, and trying things out, then hopefully adding my own special, inexperienced touch. But sometimes that touch doesn't go so well.

I absolutely love Smitten Kitchen, a lovely blog by Deb, who humors me with her wit and artfully made and presented bites. As I was trying to figure out what to make for my friend's birthday tonight, I started digging around for something that would be simple, and nice. Something where I wouldn't need a Mixer (kitchenaide, as mine is in the country) or a large quisenart. Can anyone say, old fashioned, wooden spoon? oh, maybe a little bit of the hand mixer. That's ok. So that's when I discovered her post on her "easy jam tart" (you can get the recipe there).

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So things started out pretty well. But in afterthought, when I started applying my little dials of dow to the top, maybe I should have given a bigger ration of dow to the top, and pressed the bottom out more? And after it came out of the oven, I'm thinking, maybe I should have used less jam like she did? I have a feeling it's going to be way to jammy. Jammy?

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Do you like the "V" in the center? That's V for Victoria, a.k.a. Tor.

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