January 6, 2009

Failure Is Not An Option

I woke up this morning with vague plans- go to the farmers market, go for a walk, start my taxes...holy crap its Tuesday! And not just any Tuesday, Tuesdays With Dorie Tuesday...the Tuesday that Dorie Greenspan herself picked the recipe!! I cannot flake on this one. What is she reads this! What if I FAIL!!!
Ok, ok remain calm. It's only 8:30am, you have plenty of time. Check the fridge- no eggs, no butter, oh geez not off to a very good start. Get dressed, run to the store, ok its 9:10, plenty of time. Pull out the groceries, wait- where's the butter?! Get back in the car, go to a different grocery store (too embarrassing to go back to the same one), buy butter (2 for $6 sweet!) and head straight to the kitchen. 2 hours, 2 tartlettes, and a small sigh of relief later...

Not a total disaster, I daresay even a success. They smell divine (hey get your nose off your computer screen!) and can't wait to share them with my cousin this afternoon. Thank you Dorie for this, and all your wonderful recipes in Baking, and for being an inspiration to us all.

15 comments:

Madam Chow said...

They ARE divine. You and your cousin will love them, and I'm keeping canned pears on hand just to make this!

pinkstripes said...

Your tartlets look fantastic. You can't even tell you made them at the last minute.

LyB said...

I can't wait to make this recipe again! Next time, I'm making minis, they are too cute! :)

Jamie said...

They look great!!

I need a tart pan!

chocolatechic said...

Gorgeous.

I used my spring form pan for mine.

Leslie said...

I had to laugh at your grocery run story. I have made multiple trips myself many times. I'm glad your tart turned out so well!

bakingwiththeboys said...

the minis are very cute and taxes already? In some ways you are way ahead of the game.

Natashya said...

Adorable little tartlettes! You did a fabuluous job. Any left?

Cooking for Comfort by Jennifer said...

This tart is a real winner...and I'm happy you liked it as much as we all did!

Jennifer said...

These were so good! I made tartlets too, and they were wonderful. My chocolate loving family devoured them. I ended up with five 4" tarts and we split a couple the first night and when I got home from work the next day the remaining ones were gone!

Brooke said...

As the cousin in question, I can testify to say that the tarlette tasted even better than it looked! Simply divine, my hubby and I thoroughly enjoyed our treat. Thank you Beryl for our tasty tart - you're the best! I'll be your guinea pig anytime! xx

Pamela said...

Looks fabulous. I need to get some mini pans! Hope you enjoyed them.

Lillian said...

Wow -- such dedication! I hope the tarts were adequate reward.

Jules Someone said...

Those tarts are adorable! Nice job!

spike. said...

Two trips to the store later, I hope you enjoyed them. They look great!