Well, this former mechanic got his greasy hands back into the kitchen. No explosion, either.
Another Cathy Thomas Cooks recipe, it was relatively straight forward. Didn’t need a wrench. Please click on the link for the recipe (since people seem to be asking).
Small kitchen appliances are rather skimpy in my kitchen so I had to improvise – my coffee grinder in place of a food processor.
I did find the pie weights to be a great tool. Lucky I had some in my toolbox…not. Went out and bought a bag. You know – a guy thing. A tool for every job.
One of my best pals passed away so I made his widow a tart for Mother’s Day.
For the single guys out there… The gals at the office love it.
(Cathy Thomas has some neat recipes on her website, too!)
26 thoughts on “A Former Mechanic’s Almond Frangipane Tart”
Love your improvisations, end result most professional!
I got lucky… 🙂 Funny thing was when I lifted the lid off the coffee grinder, the then more powdery sugar plume went up my nose. 🙂
OK, My Mouth is still watering!!!! 🙂
Haha… It may not be after sampling. 🙂
That looks simply beautiful and I’m sure the taste is just as good. And, what a kindness you are to others.
You are too!!!! Big time nice!
I love coffee grinders! One for herbs, one for coffee and one for, the stuff that can’t go into any of the other grinders. !! 🙂
You improvised wonderfully! And your result, so pretty!
May I send some blackberries for the next tart?
What is funny is that I rarely use that KitchenAid grinder. I use a hand crank coffee grinder… the smell of fresh coffee being ground just can’t be beat.
What? No duct tape or WD-40?
Gorilla Glue! lol
” Since people are asking” Hehehehe I don’t know what your talking about! 🙂
Since you don’t know what I am talking about, perhaps it is all that fresh country air up there… 🙂
And a few blonde hairs thrown into the mix!
Blond hair is OK! lol
Thats good, cause sometimes my moments even make me cringe! 🙂 LOL
now i’m hungry!
I am always hungry…and therefore, plump. 🙂 Nice to “read” you here.
ha! but you didn’t have to make me hungry!! lol thank you for following!
I am impressed with your culinary adventures!
Well, thank you. I also want to thank my kids for being food samplers. 🙂
If I were around, I would be first in line to volunteer.
This looks quite scrumptious…and pretty!
I’m impressed that you have a rectangular tart pan! It really makes an impressive looking tart. This would certainly WOW me! Very, very nice, Koji!