Market ingredient: FIGS!
Difficulty: I’d underestimated the difficulty of pastry
Deliciousness: Intensity in ten cities.
Did The Beard like it? He ate two pieces and promptly fell into a food coma
So, I’ve discovered this week that I may not be destined to be a pastry chef. Considering myself pretty good at cooking most things, this afternoon I conducted an epic dessert battle and I am actually humble enough to say that I may have come off second best. There was much swearing and gnashing of teeth as I rolled the pastry, tore it, dropped it, squashed it into a tart case, got it stuck to the baking paper after a feeble attempt at blind baking. Short crust pastry, 1; Steph 0.