However, in the spirit of Tuesdays with Dorie, we had a go!
Recipies that begin with instruction to first turn to page xyz usually make us want to go and lie down in a dark room! However, first we made Biscotti (see page 313) and then chocolate dough. The biscotti were very easy to make and something to look forward to again in the challenge.
Despite some very 'rustic' looking tart cases.........
...... they actually looked Ok once filled (our photographic skills obviously need some work!) and tasted delicious!
We found Jen's links to David Ogonowski's Youtube videos a great help. It gave us the confidence to make the pastry more crumbly the second time round. Non of the tarts lasted long and we will definitely make them again.
We did have a second go. The remains of that attempt are on the bottom of the oven still. Hint: do not put pastry shell directly onto oven runners.
There'll be a third attempt shortly. :-)