This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was the perfect dessert to celebrate one year of French home-ownership. This was enjoyed after a simple, yet superb, dinner of roast chicken (the new oven passed the “roast chicken test”), roast potatoes and ratatouille enjoyed out on our terrace paired with a wonderful Tavel rosé. I wasn’t able to use cherries as there were none to be found on the market so we substituted plums instead. They worked a treat, as would, I imagine, any other stone fruit.
On reading the recipe it looks a little complicated but each stage is fairly simple to make in itself. Basically it’s a buttery shortcrust topped with frangipane (an almond cream) layered with cherries (in my case, plums), then topped with a buttery crumble. We served this at room temperature and even lacking the ice cream we thought it might benefit from, it went down a treat. Some people had seconds. Others were excited by the prospect of leftovers for breakfast the next day.
And never fear, our future rental guests will be able to recreate this for themselves since all the equipment they need is in the kitchen and Baking Chez Moi is in the house cookbook collection (bien sûr!).
I’ll be making this again. And mum, if you’re reading – this is a dessert that dad would very much enjoy (just saying….).
Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Cherry Crumb Tart here or on p 148 of Baking Chez Moi.
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