Restaurant Eve. Neil's first question was "what's frangipane?"...and his pronunciation was quite comical. The simple answer is that it's a french almond cream "cake-like" custard most often used in tarts.
Restaurant Eve. It was one of our first nights out without our little Jianna and I think we talked about her the ENTIRE time :) Makes me wonder what we ever talked about before! My sister and cousins gave me a gift certificate there for my baby shower. How cool is it to get a gift for mommy AND daddy at a baby shower instead of a gazillion bibs and onesies!?! Well, we jumped at the opportunity to use it, and indulged in the 5 course tasting menu. For the last course, Neil picked the plum frangipane tart, and poor thing only got a bite, b/c I was devouring it. So, I had to figure out a way to recreate it...for Neil, of course :) I've made frangipane before, so all I had to do was top it with sliced plums. The end result was a success, not exact, but a success nonetheless. The only mistake I made was that I should have gotten the plums VERY ripe. They were semi-ripe when I made this, and I didn't get as much plum flavor as I would have liked. Anyways, this recipe is versatile. Thanksgiving is next month.....maybe I'll make it with apples :) I don't want to get anyone's hopes up (you know who you are), so don't quote me on this!
I had extra crust for some scrumptious mini-tarts too!
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