Sunday, 12 July 2009

cherry french royale tart

the sun has returned after a rather soggy few days and has put me back in the baking mood after the mammoth cake weekend. spent far too long in bookshops yesterday looking at cook books, two of which are now squeezed in on my bulging kitchen bookshelves...hee!
the recipe for these beauties is adapted from one of the books i could not resist, a piece of cake by leila lindholm, which is one of the most beautifully put together books i have perused in a long time. it is one of those lovely recipe books that you can just read as it is and it is almost as good as baking itself, brilliant. the recipe calls for curd cheese, which i was unable to get in my local shop, so i substituted with cottage cheese that i drained and creamed first. i used cherries in my tarts as i am obsessed, but you should definitely get the book to have a look at the numerous other variations suggested.

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