Friday, March 2, 2007

Strawberry Rhubarb Tart, Sarah's Pastries and Candies

Today we finished our Strawberry Rhubarb tart. The base is a sablee dough, filled with pistachio almond cream. Atop that is a Pistachio Creme Legre, which is basically a pistachio mousse. The Legre covers a strawberry gelee and rhubarb compote, and is garnished with sliced strawberries.
Our tarts turned out very nice, but I'd love to make this during the peak season for strawberries and rhubarb, when the fruit is at it's best.
After class I went to Sarah's Pastries and
Candies, where I intern on Fridays. They have a great little business where they sell chocolates made on premises, as well as cakes and pastries that are made in their kitchen off-site. Check out Sarah's website at They also sell Inteligentsia coffee, and have a steady clientele of rugular customers.
OK, so it's my blog, and I'll do what I want. So I'm taking this opportunity to stray from pastry for a second to talk about the Wisconsin Badgers, who play the Michigan State Spartans tomorrow. My brother, Dave, is an MSU grad, so we have a bottle of scotch riding on the game. I think he could have supplied Daytona Beach at Spring Break with all the booze I've lost to him over the last 15 years or so, but I hope to make a bottle back tomorrow. But, the Spartans always play the Badgers tough. Bucky needs to close out the season on a high note to secure a #1 seed in the NCAA tourney.

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At March 3, 2007 at 7:53 PM , Anonymous David said...

Another scrappy game...par for MSU-UW. Sparty gave Bucky a scare, with the game in doubt even after Chris Rock dropped in that trey with <4 seconds left. Maybe the prayers from all your loyal readers are what kept Neitzel from finding the net at 0:00.

So, each held serve at home, and the bottles of Scotch stay safely in their respective cabinets. But...will they play the Trojan next Saturday in Chicago? Will Tim go to see it? Who wins on a neutral floor...tough to call but the numbers would say Wisconsin.

At March 8, 2007 at 3:28 PM , Anonymous david said...

Spartan and Badger fans get their wish...Bucky and Sparty will play for bragging rights (and a bottle of Scotch between the Henk brothers) on the floor of the United Center on 3/9. Throw out the point-spreads--this is going to be a game!


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