Sunday, November 6, 2011
Walnut Tart from Saint-Paul-de-Vence
I made this cake yesterday for a party. It's not a traditional cake, more like a tart made to look like a cake. It took all day. I'm not going to post the recipe since it's 6 pages long. There are 3 separate components and then assembly.
First you make the cake filling. Then you make a double crust of rich pastry. Line the tart pan and fill it.
Cover with more pastry. Bake the tart, making sure it doesn't puff up and get lumpy.
It must cool completely before you turn it out of the pan and cover it with a rich chocolate glaze. See what I mean?
In the introduction to this recipe she says "This is not quick and easy, and is not a recipe for a beginning baker. When you make this, you will be so pleased that my congratulations will be lost in the excitement; however, I do congratulate you."
I'm feeling quite pleased with myself.