Saturday, February 4, 2012

Introducing Percy

This is Percy the Goldfish...

He was waiting for me when I got home from work yesterday. He's pretty chill when it comes to waiting. A friend...

... knew that I wanted a fish. So she brought him over to surprise me.

That's his surprised face. In fact, that's his face for every emotion.
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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Lemon Berry Tart

This dessert swoops me out of wintertime and lands me in the middle of summer. And goodness, I will eat ANYTHING that does that!

Fresh Lemon Tart with Vodka Soaked Berries
2 1/4 c flour
1/4 c and 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
3/4 c butter - very soft, but not quite melted
3 eggs
1 c sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
zest of 1 lemon
1/2 c fresh lemon juice
1/4 c and 2 Tbsp flour
handful of fresh raspberries
handful of fresh blackberries
1/2 c vodka
1/2 tsp imitation lemon flavoring
1 c powdered sugar
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp lemon zest
Preheat your oven to 350. Grease a 10 inch tart tin or pie pan and set aside.
To make the crust combine the ingredients in a bowl. Mix until the crust kinda sticks together, press into the pie plate and up the sides. Bake for 8 minutes, then set aside.
In a bowl, mix the berries with the vodka and lemon flavoring. Set aside to soak.
Whisk together the eggs, sugar, lemon juice and zest. Sift in the flour and baking powder, still whisking until combined. Pour the filling over the crust and bake for about 25 minutes, until top is lightly browned and the filling doesn't wobble. Set aside to cool.
To make the icing, combine powdered sugar, lemon zest and juice in a small bowl and mix. Place the soaked berries onto the tart and drizzle the icing over them. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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