Sunday, August 14, 2005
Mini Peach Custard Tart & More Toys
It is definitely peach season. Every peach just drips down your arm and the sweetness.....words cannot express!!!
I had some extra crust left over from Sugar High Friday Irish Coffe Pie and decided to be creative. I just bought these cute little mini-tart pans. They are non-stick and have removable bottoms so you can impress those around you with individual tarts. But hazelnut chocolate crust with vanilla custard was not enough for these peaches. I had to sprinkle some brown sugar and use my little torch to create a brulee effect. (Which didn't actually crisp up, but it did have that almost-burnt taste I adore.
The recipe is simple enough - the crust from Irish Coffee Pie (make sure it's well chilled before adding the custard, the custard from the Strawberry Tart, topped with sliced peaches (add while custard is still warm)-plums would work just as well. Then sprinkle with brown sugar and use the torch until the sugar melts. The smell is delicious, but watch closely or it will burn quickly and THAT does NOT smell delicious!!! Refrigerate for at least an hour and enjoy.