Easter Fun!

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.

Not on Amazon :(
Not on Amazon 🙁

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.

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Then I stirred in lime zest and lime juice.  Once combined I formed the dough into a ball.

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I rolled the dough out on a lightly floured surface and used a wine glass to cut out circles from the dough.

no cookie cutter needed here!
no cookie cutter needed here!

I placed the circles in a muffin tin.

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I then mixed butter and superfine sugar together.  I mixed in an egg.  Then I mixed in ground almonds and flour.

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I scooped the contents of the bowl into the muffin tin.

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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.

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Then I combined confectioner’s sugar and water and drizzled over the tartlets.

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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!

Thanks Easter Bunny! Love my new 10 inch Wusthof Classic series knife!!
Thanks Easter Bunny! Love my new 10 inch Wusthof Classic series knife!!

I used it to help me create this dinner we had for dinner on Easter.

Parsley-Mustard crusted beef tenderloin, garlic thyme butter, fingerling potatoes tossed in cilantro and lime and roasted asparagus...YUM!
Parsley-Mustard crusted beef tenderloin, garlic thyme butter, fingerling potatoes tossed in cilantro and lime and roasted asparagus…YUM!

And we also spent the weekend cat sitting this handsome guy.

Shelome!
Shelome!