Sorry, I have been MIA for a week. I really wanted to make the Burnt Sugar Ice Cream last week, but I am in the middle of a lifestyle change. I am actually watching and counting everything that I put in my mouth. It is a bit of a downer sometimes and I had to really push myself this week to participate because GOD knows I want to have a big chunk of this tart.
I am currently behaving myself, which is a HUGE shocker.
I started P90X last week and today marks the beginning of my second week. I have this whole theory about loosing weight before Mike and I start a family, so that is what initially motivated me. I have done Power 90 so I knew what I was getting into. So far, I have two goals 1) to lose 20 lbs, 2) to be able to do all of the Plyometrics workout without modifications and if I happen to get a little ripped by the end of 90 days, BONUS 🙂 If you have ever done the Plyo workout modified or not; you know that it kicks your butt every time. Mike is going on the P90X journey with me sans the nutrition side.
On to the baking 🙂
This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Cristine of Cooking with Cristine. She chose Dorie’s Quick Classic Berry Tart which is located on page 377 of Baking: From My Home to Yours. When I first saw this tart I thought yummy, then I thought I have strawberries from the Berry Farm in my fridge.
YAY!!! Strawberry Tart 🙂
To reduce the temptation I only made half a recipe. For a fresher taste, I decided to make the lemon pastry cream. This just consisted of added fresh lemon zest to the milk and letting it steep after it boils. I did dip my finger into the cream and it was smooth, yummy, and lemony. I have had the sweet tart dough before so I know it is tasty, and I have been eating strawberries as part of my breakfast for a week now. So, if I just put all the flavors together in my head; I can imagine that this is a nice summery dessert 🙂
I hope Mike enjoys in reality while I dream about it.