One of the first things I did once I decided to join this group in baking through Baking Chez Moi was to invest in some mini baking pans for those weeks when a smaller version of the recipe would be more fitting. With baking to be done for my son's birthday and a bridal shower, this was one of those weeks. Initially considering skipping it altogether, I decided instead to make a half recipe in my new 6" pie plate.
And I'm so glad I did because this tart was absolutely wonderful. Dorie describes it as "homey" but I thought it very pretty with the red fruit and white meringue, like rubies in snow. The galette dough (page 420) provided the perfect flaky base for the mound of fluffy, sweet meringue with its crisp shell and tart fresh cranberries. A study in contrasting flavours and textures, this was one delicious tart. Everyone loved it and complained about the small portion!!! A full-sized version may be making an appearance at Christmas dinner.
We're not publishing the recipes from
the book but I encourage you to buy it, you won't be sorry. And visit TWD to see everyone's gorgeous tarts.