I‘ve been a part of Tuesdays with Dorie for about a month now. I have to say, “I LOVE IT.” Recipes which would normally remain forever ignored become instant celebrities in my kitchen. At least until after the pictures are taken. I’ll confess, most meet an early demise because of my “better in the waste than on the waist” philosophy. But that’s OK. It’s more about the photography for me.
Do you remember when you went to buy your first important camera? Did the sales person ask you, “What do you plan to do with it?” Uh-h-h-h…I don’t know. Take pictures? But after owning my camera for a little over a year, I know the answer. I like taking pictures of food! It doesn’t move. It doesn’t complain. It doesn’t mind if I get up close and personal. It doesn’t scold me if I eat a few bites or crumbs (unlike my conscience which is not nearly as polite). When I make a mistake or something doesn’t turn out, it’s easy to hide. Food lets me manipulate and control it. Not many people will do that for a picture. Never mind that food doesn’t smile.
Isn’t this a gorgeous tart? It was fun but time consuming to make. I used pecans instead of peanuts in the caramel layer, toasted in the microwave, of course. They give the tart a rich, millionaire-candy-like flavor.
When mixing the crust, I had to add a small amount of water to get it to come together, but it turned out fabulously. Otherwise, I went straight by the book. Click here for the crust recipe.
Thanks to Karla at Chocolate Moosey for selecting this recipe. You can find it for yourself here.
By the way, what is your favorite subject for picture-taking?