This year for Easter we stuck around home instead of traveling. We got invited to our friends Brad and Jo’s house for a fish fry/bonfire on Saturday. The next cookbook in line was the one and only baking cookbook I own…not even sure why I own it? I am not a dessert person so it kind of worked out well that I could bring the next recipe and have others eat it/give their opinions on it.
The recipe tagged was for Lime Frangipane Tarlets and was from the cookbook Home Cooking Baking & Desserts.
Surprisingly I think I did ok making these despite the fact I am not a baker…see a previous disaster of post here when I tried to make my friend Jamie a birthday dessert. To start with I mixed flour and softened butter in a bowl with my fingers until the mixture resembled breadcrumbs.
Then I stirred in lime zest and lime juice. Once combined I formed the dough into a ball.
I rolled the dough out on a lightly floured surface and used a wine glass to cut out circles from the dough.
I placed the circles in a muffin tin.
I then mixed butter and superfine sugar together. I mixed in an egg. Then I mixed in ground almonds and flour.
I scooped the contents of the bowl into the muffin tin.
Then the muffin tins went in the oven for 15 minutes at 400 degrees F. The tartlets came out and were put on a wire rack.
Then I combined confectioner’s sugar and water and drizzled over the tartlets.
The Verdict: I tasted and thought they were ok. Again though I am not a dessert person so hopefully some others who were present at Brad and Jo’s house will comment! But I did appreciate how easy these came together and how cute they ended up looking.
I was very lucky to receive an awesome gift from the Easter Bunny this year! I had been wanting to upgrade my chef’s knife and I guess the Easter Bunny knew that!
I used it to help me create this dinner we had for dinner on Easter.
And we also spent the weekend cat sitting this handsome guy.