Molly Knows Best
We were having a little celebration of the birth of our grandson with My Beloved's younger daughter and her fiancé, so I wanted to make a dessert that they would like. As is so often the case, I turn to Orangette for inspiration. Molly Wizenberg is my go-to girl for anything baked. She understands that only real butter will do and she finds or invents unusual and delicious recipes.
This one she borrowed from Alice Medrich and I borrowed it from Molly. Now, that's a pedigree!
Plum tart. You would have sworn there was cornmeal in there somewhere but there isn't. You would have looked at it and thought, "Too difficult" but you'd have been wrong. This baby is easy and oh-so-delicious.
So, go here and borrow the recipe yourself. It will be the easiest tart you've ever made and one of the best. The crumbly, crisp crust rises up to embrace the plums while they soften and collapse into gorgeous dark red pillows of sweet-tart flavor. Because you have generously buttered your pan, the tart pops right out and slides easily on the removable bottom onto your decorative cake plate.
When in doubt, remember these important words: Molly Knows Best.