Monthly Archives: September 2015

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9.7.15

Happy Labor Day everyone!!!! This is it.  The beginning of the end of summer.  In New York all anyone does is dream through the snow covered curbs for summer.  And then as soon as it gets here, they bitch about how hot it is.  Classic.  I will say this summer has felt like it’s making up for lost time.  The end of it has been humid and thick and kinda felt like a good ol’ armpit to walk around in.

Spending part of my childhood in Florida, the heat doesn’t usually bother me. I enjoy it, I’ll sweat it out. This year, this past month, surrounded in concrete, has been rough.

HOWEVER

What could give you more delicious relief and feel like an island getaway in your mouth than a key lime pie?

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9.2.15

So a white chocolate tart isn’t your cup of ganache? No prob. Go dark. Get salty. Get gooey about it.  We’re still talking about baking, right?

I think salted chocolate desserts are divine, the salty balancing out the sweet….and add a layer of caramel to it? BOOM, you made a fancy Twix, bitch!!!

The first time I made this tart it was not a complete success.  I made caramel, but as soon as I poured it into the crust, it seized up, and was too hard to really enjoy. I brought it to a weekend out of the city, and everyone was kind enough to eat it, but I was mad. It was not what I had set out to create.  So I researched it, looked at bunch of recipes to see where I went wrong.  The answer? Corn syrup.

Yes friends, corn syrup is so incredibly important if you’re making candy, or want to keep what you’re making soft.  Scientifically speaking, corn syrup acts as an interfering agent when you’re making your caramel; it goes in between your sugar molecules so they don’t latch back on to each other, which results in hard caramel. I bought organic corn syrup, so even if you’re squeamish about this ingredient, I did use the best possible option out there.  AND IT WORKED. I made this tart again for a friend’s baby shower  last weekend and the caramel was gooey and perfect. So without further ado.

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