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Strawberries and Cream Tart

Strawberries and Cream Tart

I found this recipe for a summery tart which I made with freshly picked strawberries. The crust fell apart since my graham cracker to butter ratio was a little off, but it was still really good.

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Carmel Budino with Salted Carmel Sauce

JillPickle:  I first tried a truly delicious dessert called Budino at Lombardino’s Restaurant in Madison.  So after seeing this recipe, I decided to give it a go.  There are lots of steps to this dessert but it’s well worth it.  It makes a lot: 8 cup servings and it keeps well in the frig!

Pastel de Tres Leches

Matthew:  Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, I decided to make a pastel de tres leches.  I’ve had it a couple times before at restaurants, most recently in Costa Rica, and really liked it.  I mean, anything with sweetened condensed milk has to be good, right?  The only unusual ingredient was masa harina, which is made from corn.  I was able to find it at the coop.  The recipe calls for fine ground cornmeal and all I had at home was coarse cornmeal.  There was more texture to the cake, but I was ok with that.  The cake turned out really well and I’m excited to serve some to my friends.  And, since you only use half of the three milks mixture, I might just have to make another one right away.

Rhubarb and Ginger Fool

Matthew:  Last week, I checked out the new Middleton farmer’s market that is held on Tuesdays just a few blocks from my apartment.  It’s still early for produce, but I did see a lot of rhubarb for sale.  I bought some and wanted to try a different sort of rhubarb dessert.   I made this recipe called Rhubarb and Ginger Fool from the NYTimes.  It was really easy to make and was rather good.  You make a rhubarb sauce with orange juice and ginger and then mix it with whipped cream and yogurt.  I brought some to work and I think my friends liked it too.  I did set aside one stalk for a vodka infusion.  You just leave the rhubarb in for 1/2 a day or so and it is done.  I haven’t tried mine yet, but I think it will need to be mixed with a sugar syrup to make it sweet enough.