I had a lot of fun with the Nutella Trilogy. It satisfied my endless Nutella cravings and it brought me back to earlier years of my life, with desserts and snacks that I used to have very often (at least much more often than now) when I was still living in Italy.
I had so much fun with the Nutella Trilogy that I decided to make another one. It might actually become a routine for me doing these trilogies. You see? As I said several times, I read an awful amount of blogs. I really don’t know how I keep up but I do read every single word of a post. I don’t comment as often, I know, but I prefer commenting less often but on a post I read entirely than to skim through a post and really not having an idea of what’s written there. Anyway, the point is: I read many, and I get inspired by many more. I truly put many recipes in my wish-to-bake-soon list but then….I forget them there, taken away by the inspiration of the moment. Sometimes I realize that my cravings go in phases. The nutella craving, the dulce de leche craving, the ginger craving. Now I’m in pear craving mood. Well, I know, it’s a good time to be in pear craving mood. I even asked on twitter whether my second trilogy should have been a pear trilogy or a marshmallow trilogy (whole different story there…I’ll leave it for another time). The overwhelming majority says “pears” and so Pear Trilogy it is! (psss, if you wanted a marshmallow trilogy, no worries I’ll make that happen too!)
This week, however, has been a hell of a week (I forecast that, remember? Last week of the school year…I think it was even worse than I thought it could be thank to the crappy weather we have been having). But finally, Saturday, arrived! The only time I had a chance to bake was yesterday. Wally and I had dinner at a friends’ house and, of course, I took charge of the dessert. On top of my wish-to-bake-with-pears list was Dorie Greenspan’s French Pear Tart. I was very scared in making this tart. While I was making the dough it seemed like the crust was going to fail me. What?! Dorie’s recipe failing me? Impossible! In fact, I was wrong and she was right…of course! Otherwise she would not be Dorie! The crust came out just so so so perfect that it is now my new favorite crust recipe.
Now, this time I have decided not to leave you the recipe here. The truth is that Dorie chose this recipe for the one year anniversary of the Tuesday with Dorie group. She has a very cool post on her blog about this recipe. I could never do better than she did in explaining how to make this wonderful tart. So, please, check out her post for recipe and tips.
And, of course, have a sweet day!