I thought I had this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi all figured out. Recently when I was cleaning out our chest freezer, I came across a package of mini tart shells that I needed to use up. Since I knew that this week I was working with pastry with my online cooking camp, I didn’t particularly want to make a ton of pastry (or even a small amount) on the weekend so I reckoned I’d do some “using up” of what’s on hand.
Except then when I took the pastry shells out of the freezer I realised they were vol-au-vent shells (so, puff pastry). Ummm. Ok. I didn’t think Dorie would mind that I was cooking through my Covid pantry so I went with those. I made 1/4 of the filling (kind of like a mango and lime custard) for two tiny puff pastry tarts and baked them up when my oven was already on for something else (gotta multitask when it’s a billion degrees!).
These were lovely, albeit “wrong” and I’ll definitely make them again when I have some shortcrust pastry on hand because while the puff pastry was fine, I know these would work better in a regular tart shell. In any case, one less thing lurking in the bottom of the chest freezer is always good!
Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Tropical Tartlets on page 159 of Baking Chez Moi.
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