- I forgot the milk boiling on the stove and it boil over and flowed everywhere. What a MESS!!! I ended up with milk baked onto my electric cook top. What a royal MESS!!!
- I “pulsed” the tart dough a little too much in the food processor and ended up with a gooey paste instead of a sandy, shortbread consistency.
- The tart shell cooked unevenly and the edges were burnt to a crisp and the center was raw.
I didn’t get a picture of my cook top, but here is the, ummm, tart shell. I removed the foil after 25 minutes of baking and this is what I found...
Doesn’t it look appetizing? Burnt edges and soft, underbaked middle. Yuck.
I started again, and the second time I used my hands to mix the dough instead of the food processor. The shell came out much nicer the second time around. I also decided to use a pie plate instead of the suggested spring-form pan. Here is the second attempt at the tart shell. Much more appealing it think.
In the end (and after much heart ache) the Berry Tart came out quite nice looking. And it tasted pretty damn good to boot.
So many thanks to Cristine of Cooking with Cristine for selecting this week’s TWD challenge. It was well worth the effort.