April 17, 2010

A Tart for Tor

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


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).



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?



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

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