Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Finally, a stand mixer. Also, Chocolate Truffle Tartlets

Yaaaay, my parents bought me a Kitchenaid Artisan for my 18th birthday, is it weird that I'm this excited?

My camera was being a little funny, not quite sure what to do about that… But on to the Tartlets, which were delicious. I don't think I even waited the 20 minutes I was supposed to for them to cool. Oops. My edges were kind of crumby and not quite as straight, but I guess it gives it a bit more of a homemade feel. I couldn't find biscotti at my grocery store, unfortunately, and Second Cup was a little farther than walking distance, so I used little Biscoff cookies instead, and I just kept the chunks a bit bigger. The tart itself was actually fairly simple to make, the only time consuming part was the rolling out and well, chilling.

Don't look too bad though, right? Photo taking skills aren't quite as amazing as some of the other posts I've seen before.

Bye now (:


  1. Not every tart has to look amazing; I'd trade perfect looks for perfect taste and slightly rough appearance.

    A quick photo tip for you: get a piece of stiff white card approximately 12"x12" or larger. You can use it to reflect light into the shadow areas at the front of your tart. Officially, it would be called a bounce or fill card, but it works every time.

  2. Congratulations to your great birthday gift. You will love it!

  3. Congrats on the mixer. I was well into my 30's before one came my way - so you are off to a great start.

  4. Congratulations on your birthday and your snazzy new mixer - it's going to be with you on a lot of baking adventures. Your tart looks wonderful - thanks for baking along with us this week.