Every month, King Arthur Flour shares a recipe for their #bakealong challenge. This month I decided to join the challenge and found out it is actually really fun! I was able to try a new recipe and see step by step instructions on their site. I have quite a bit of baking experience but the directions were easy to follow and I was so impressed with how they turned out! I will definitely be making this recipe again! It was enjoyed by my whole family and my three year old was able to help. I think my favorite part of baking is having her in the kitchen with me.
Do you like a challenge? Try the #bakealong recipe and be sure to tag @daydreamworkshop on Instagram! I would love to see what you make! Get the recipe here:http://blog.kingarthurflour.com/2017/07/03/blueberry-hand-pies-bakealong/
I bought some frozen Dragon Fruit smoothie packs with the intention of making smoothies. After carefully inspecting my organic smoothie pack's ingredients, which listed; Organic Dragon Fruit Pulp and Seeds, I immediately shifted my plan. I had some beautiful Meyer Lemons in my citrus basket on my counter, which constantly reminds me to use them. The idea was born, a curd filled tart with a swiss meringue topping. It's is sweet but with a hint of tartness from the lemons. You could certainly use regular lemons with great results. The crust was another experiment, a pâte sablée with almond meal replacing a portion of the pastry flour. It turned out better than I imagined. I fully intend to test this recipe with Arrowroot instead of corn starch and with a buckwheat or another gluten free flour replacing the pastry flour portion. I however have eaten my weight in these tarts this week so, that will have to wait. If you try it, please let me know your results. Recipe for the original version as pictured follows. I was able to make a 9" tart and three 4" tarts with the recipe along with copious amounts of meringue. I turned the additional meringue into kisses and nests, but you can easily make a smaller portion. Four egg whites will make more than enough meringue for this tart.
Home cook, Mom, wife, and crafty creative, Mandy is from California and has traveled the world and lived in lots of places. She has fallen in love with Dallas, TX and calls it home.