On this morning's weather report, the weather reporter was presenting live from Seaworld in San Diego. It was 1.30pm on Monday afternoon there, the sun was shining brightly, and everyone was dressed in their casual summer clothes. In that instant, I really, really wanted to trade places with the weather reporter, or in fact anyone who was there, because it looked like my idea of heaven. Sadly, I turned off the TV, hauled on my bulky winter coat and hat, and trudged out the door to the train on my way to work.
Peaches are summer incarnate - sunny, bright and sweet. This week's Tuesday with Dorie challenge, hosted by Rachel of Sweet Tarte, brought a little summer into my wintery Melbourne kitchen by virtue of Dorie's Crunchy and Custardy Peach Tart. Because peaches are wise enough to hibernate for the winter, there were no fresh peaches to be had, but I could still make this tart using canned peaches that I drained and patted dry. (Refrain - Peaches come from a can, They were put there by a man ...)
Other than the tinned peaches, I made this recipe as written - and it was devine! Dorie's superb sweet tart dough encases sliced peaches, which are then swathed in a delicate, creamy custard, and topped with a contrasting, crunchy almond streusel topping. OMG. This one I had to take to work to ensure that I could continue to fit all of my clothes, because frankly, left alone with this tart, it would be gone in a flash. If you think it looks good - you are soooooooooooooo right.
Thanks to Rachel for choosing this week's recipe (which will be on her site when it is Tuesday NYC time). To see how the other TWD members went with this tart, visit the TWD blogroll.