Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Rewind! La Palette Strawberry Tarte, Oatmeal Breakfast Bread, Caramel Pumpkin Pie, and a variation on Vanilla Ice Cream

Company this week meant lots of opportunities to bake--so many, in fact, that I didn't get around to baking this week's Tuesdays with Dorie pick, Date Nut Loaf, chosen by Mary of Popsicles and Sandy Feet.  She has great pictures and a terrific write-up.  When I baked it, I remember that it had great taste and a lovely texture.

With the first strawberries of the season, I baked Dorie's La Palette's Strawberry Tart, an absolutely delicious dessert for.  A simple nut-crust-sweet-tart base, smeared with strawberry preserves, piled with fresh strawberries, and topped with a splash of creme fraiche.  It was amazing!
La Palette's Strawberry Tart
 Then I made the Oatmeal Breakfast Bread (for people who claimed not to like oatmeal) and was barely able to snap this picture before it entirely disappeared.
Last bit of Oatmeal Breakfast Bread
 We celebrated the  birthday of a young woman who loves pumpkin pie so I baked Dorie's Caramel Pumpkin pie.  Almost forgot to snap that picture, too, and didn't manage to get one with the whipped cream on top.
Caramel pumpkin pie

We received fresh mint with our CSA share this week and so I played around with Dorie's vanilla ice cream recipe, infused some cream and made mint ice cream with some shaved chocolate on top.  Wow!
Mint ice cream with chocolate shavings


  1. Wow, you have been one busy baker. I need to make all four recipes. The strawberry tart looks delish and I have wanted to make the oatmeal bread. I did make the caramel pumpkin pie, yummy!
    Have a great day. We are enjoying the Date Nut Loaf.

  2. It sounds like you had a good time and produced some fabulous desserts.

  3. Ooh, that's a great way to use up that mint! It looks delicious.

  4. Wow, so much baking this week! I loved the date loaf, but I love dates.