Woot! Finally cool enough to bake! The temperature went from toasty 98+ degrees to a wee 60 degrees overnight. I guess my cool weather dance paid off.
This is the last time I will bake in our old house because everything is packed up besides some basics. A few bowls, a saucepan and a cast iron skillet. The skillet I took as suggestion from Chef over at Pastry Methods & Techniques who's hitching a ride on a moving truck of her own. Even our dishes are boxed up so this photo was taken on a loverly paper plate (as if you couldn't tell). I suppose we really don't need all the gadgets and gizmos we think we do to get the job done. Afterall years ago when chefs were whipping up the first french meringue buttercream I doubt they had a kitchenaid handy.
One modern convenience I did need was the internet, because my cookbooks were packed away weeks ago, I had to go a Googlin' for the recipe online. Hopefully this was the right Tuesday's with Dorie recipe for Chocolate Cream Tart chosen by Kim at Scrumptious Photography. Her blog name does not tell a lie, her photos make you want to reach right through the screen and run away with the plates. Since I don't have pans I decided to use up some puff pastry and make some long rectangle shaped tart shells to fill. Worked out pretty spiffy because I believe the chocolate shells would have been too much chocolate for me (What!? Did I just say that!). No matter what it was a great way to say au revoir to the tiny kitchen from hell.