Peach Basil White Chocolate Ganache Tarts. Made for one of the many baby showers I’ve hosted for my good friends.

Peach Basil White Chocolate Ganache Tarts. Made for one of the many baby showers I’ve hosted for my good friends.

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Faubourg’s Lemon Meringue Tart - this was such a yummy tart! With a pate sucre crust, the lemon surrounded a fluffy meringue in the middle and decorated with sugar rocks. Go find it here: http://www.faubourg.com/Coffee-Shop

Faubourg’s Lemon Meringue Tart - this was such a yummy tart! With a pate sucre crust, the lemon surrounded a fluffy meringue in the middle and decorated with sugar rocks. Go find it here: http://www.faubourg.com/Coffee-Shop

White Chocolate Tart Quartet - strawberry, blueberry, triple chocolate, and green tea matcha. Made for a work bake sale.

White Chocolate Tart Quartet - strawberry, blueberry, triple chocolate, and green tea matcha. Made for a work bake sale.

Good Old Blueberry Pie

Good Old Blueberry Pie

Individual Chicken Pot Pie

Individual Chicken Pot Pie

Banana Cream Pie This banana cream pie has a 75-80% chocolate ganache at the bottom followed by a banana-vanilla cream and topped with regular whip cream.

Banana Cream Pie
This banana cream pie has a 75-80% chocolate ganache at the bottom followed by a banana-vanilla cream and topped with regular whip cream.

Summer Berry Trio Tarts
This weekend was an experiment with summer berries for another friend. Raspberry White Chocolate Tart, Strawberry-Rhubarb Tart, and a Blueberry Tart.

The raspberry tart has a white chocolate coating inside the shell with fresh raspberries and a coating of stewed raspberries with peach liquor. The strawberry-rhubarb tart has a rhubarb fill with freshly sliced strawberries on top. And the blueberries in the blueberry tart is infused with orange. 

All three tarts were served with whip cream and would also taste great with ice cream!

Summer Berry Trio Tarts
This weekend was an experiment with summer berries for another friend. Raspberry White Chocolate Tart, Strawberry-Rhubarb Tart, and a Blueberry Tart.

The raspberry tart has a white chocolate coating inside the shell with fresh raspberries and a coating of stewed raspberries with peach liquor. The strawberry-rhubarb tart has a rhubarb fill with freshly sliced strawberries on top. And the blueberries in the blueberry tart is infused with orange.

All three tarts were served with whip cream and would also taste great with ice cream!

Blueberry White Chocolate Ganache Tart

It’s been a while since I made a tart and with my poor memory it showed while making this tart for Aimee.

I almost ruined the crust as I forgot to put pie weights on top while blind baking. And I was going to make this a marscapone white chocolate filling but I over mixed it and it started to curdle. After swearing and running my anger off at an ultimate practice. I went back to the drawing board and accepted this failure as a challenge. Time was also a factor so keeping it simple I made another batch of white chocolate ganache, filled the tart shell, let it set in the fridge and then topped it off with fresh blueberries. I didn’t want to add a sweetened blueberry topping as I thought, with the ganache, it would be too sweet. And because Aimee wasn’t going to eat the tart until Sunday I hand picked each blueberry so it would last and left her with a carton of whip cream to whip up and serve with the tart to balance off the sweetness.

Blueberry White Chocolate Ganache Tart

It’s been a while since I made a tart and with my poor memory it showed while making this tart for Aimee.

I almost ruined the crust as I forgot to put pie weights on top while blind baking. And I was going to make this a marscapone white chocolate filling but I over mixed it and it started to curdle. After swearing and running my anger off at an ultimate practice. I went back to the drawing board and accepted this failure as a challenge. Time was also a factor so keeping it simple I made another batch of white chocolate ganache, filled the tart shell, let it set in the fridge and then topped it off with fresh blueberries. I didn’t want to add a sweetened blueberry topping as I thought, with the ganache, it would be too sweet. And because Aimee wasn’t going to eat the tart until Sunday I hand picked each blueberry so it would last and left her with a carton of whip cream to whip up and serve with the tart to balance off the sweetness.

My new favorite fruit: Pluots. It’s a cross between a plum and an apricot.

My new favorite fruit: Pluots. It’s a cross between a plum and an apricot.

Sunney and I met our idol tonight @_TFL_ Thank you for the amazing meal and night @Chef_Keller!! (at The French Laundry)

Here are our stories about our dining experiences at French Laundry and Ad Hoc.

Sunney and I met our idol tonight @_TFL_ Thank you for the amazing meal and night @Chef_Keller!! (at The French Laundry)

Here are our stories about our dining experiences at French Laundry and Ad Hoc.