Sunday, August 9, 2009

Tartmaster disaster


I finally had a chance to use this cute little gadget I bought at a second hand store over the July 4 weekend. I made tart dough a few weeks ago in anticipation, before the heat wave, and had it tucked away in the freezer waiting for the right moment. After thawing the dough, I carefully rolled it out into a nice thin sheet, sugared some fresh blueberries covered the dough with them, leaving little pathways around them, then rolled out the other half of the dough and laid it neatly on top of the berries. Ahhh... the moment I've been waiting for. I placed the Tartmaster over the layers, pressed down on the springy top and voilà! The top layer of dough stuck in the top of the Tartmaster and created a gooey mess! Okay, I must have done something wrong. Flour the Tartmaster. Try again. The bottom layer of dough had a nice fluted edge. The top stuck inside and created a gooey mess!

Tartmaster disaster

Then I threw a little tantrum, scooped everything up and threw it in the trash, Tartmaster and all.

We did pick our first cherry tomatoes today. Aren't they just the cutest?

cherry tomatoes

My sweet hubby bought me a new lens for my camera yesterday... a 50mm f1.4... that I've been wanting. I was losing daylight by the time I was able to use it today, but I'll be doing some testing with it this week and I'll show you some of it's wonderfulness then.

Don't you just hate it when you have a kitchen disaster? It makes me feel all icky and down.

I'm going to have a bowl of ice cream now.

With extra chocolate sauce.

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Susan said... cream....just what the doctor ordered for a cranky baker with faulty equipment! I suppose the Queen of Hearts shall have no tarts today! Sorry! Couldn't resist! LOL

Tomatoes...the lifeblood of summer! We're finally getting enough heat to make ours ripen. I'm very disappointed by our crop this year.

Looks like your new lens did a terrific job even with the less-than-perfect lighting.

Cindy said...

Hi Susan, nothing works like ice cream and chocolate sauce to cure crankiness. Today I'm heading over the mountains to Central Oregon for a few days of R&R. No tarts to take along... C'est la vie!

Lisa said...

I certainly have my share of kitchen disasters. Ice cream is as good a way to handle it as any. :-)

I have one of those tart gadgets but I never used it for anything other than cutting out cute little crustless sealed sandwiches when my kids were younger. You were brave to try!

jazgal said...

well, you lived to see another day - it sure seemed like a good idea at the time! I predict more lovely tarts in the future, even if they don't have perfect fluted edges.