Sunday, September 23, 2012

Whittling down: Honey Almond Fig Tart and Chocolate Souffle

I very much want to finish baking all of the recipes in Dorie Greenspan's wonderful book, Baking from My Home to Yours.  

Honey Almond Fig Tart
The reason this recipe is among the final ones is because of the difficulty in finding ripe figs.  When Rich finally bought some, he brought them home and left them on the kitchen counter. The next day they were covered with fuzz!  He took them back for a replacement and here they are, baked up in the Honey Almond Tart.

I think a lovely variation of this tart would be to make it with peaches--and peach season is longer than that of figs!

Tart out of the oven

Tart with the beautiful glaze

Chocolate Souffle
On Rich's birthday, a baked up my first souffle.  Actually, this was not only the first time that I baked a souffle, but also it was the first time that I ever tasted a souffle!  Dorie says souffles are dramatic but they have an undeserved reputation for finickiness.  Her directions were great and the results were wonderful.

Preparing the chocolate

Whipping the whites

Combining the chocolate and meringue

More folding

About ready to put into the prepared pan

The finished souffle

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