I had a really hard time turning on the oven in this 90+ degree weather Wednesday night, but I knew it was then or never for this month’s Daring Baker’s Challenge. I didn’t think the tart would be difficult at all, so I decided to go for it and make our air conditioning work a little harder than it should have.
Was it worth it…yes and no. I will say yes because it was the challenge for this month, I’ve never made a tart and I didn’t want to miss out on another challenge in case I can’t get next month’s completed and possibly get kicked out of the group…I should really figure out how many more I can skip without getting booted. I also say no because with the extremely warm weather, this tart just did not sound appetizing, but that’s ok :)
As you can see in the picture, my tart turned out pretty well. I screwed up the crust, and knew it as I was making it. It turned out too tough, I ended up having to add more water then the recipe calls for, which means I had to mix the dough more, I think less would have been best. Oh well. The taste had a nice subtly almond flavor with a nice hint of strawberry from my store-bought preserves. I drizzled a white chocolate glaze over the top of the tart, which added a nice touch. Would I make it again…maybe, but it’s not a dessert that I would rave about.
The June Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Jasmine of Confessions of a Cardamom Addict and Annemarie of Ambrosia and Nectar. They chose a Traditional (UK) Bakewell Tart… er… pudding that was inspired by a rich baking history dating back to the 1800’s in England.