Tuesday, July 17, 2007
life really is a bowl of cherries
So I finally figured out what to do with all the cherries we picked a few weeks ago (besides just eating them one by one until I felt sick)
I've never been much of a baker.
I mostly prefer cooking.
Much less room for error and more room for experimentation and ad-libbing with ingredients.
I like that when it comes to cooking you don't have to be so exact or precise.
I'm also a pretty impatient person, so having to whisk or beat cream, eggs and sugar until soft peaks are formed for 10 minutes isn't really my thing.
Besides I love going to bakeries and giving them my business.
That is until recently.
Baking that is- not going to bakeries.
Maybe I've really tapped into my inner-domestic-goddess side or something, but lately I love the idea of baking.
Especially with the abundance of all the fresh fruit in the summer.
mmm peach cobblers, berries and ice cream, rhubarb crumble, apple gallettes, or in this case- Fresh Cherry Tart.
Not to toot my own horn here- but this tart was so freakin' awesome.
Big daddy and I polished it off in two days.
Kind of embarrassing..but we couldn't help ourselves.
You can find the recipe here.
It was super easy and in some-ways quite cathartic.
I found myself feeling very relaxed while pitting all the cherries and whipping the cream cheese filling.
I think someone else enjoyed baking as well.
or more like doing a little quality control..