Saturday, January 24, 2009

Toddlers and Tartlets

My husband, Ben is out of town today and tomorrow, and after a difficult "no-nap" day with Addison yesterday, an entire weekend of single parenting sounded like too much to handle. I sort of had a tantrum about it when I woke up this morning, apparently completely emotionally unprepared for the day ahead.

So, what to do when you start the day off on the wrong foot? Number one, apologize for being such a ridiculously moody and difficult pregnant wife. Number two? Bake something delicious.

blueberry peach tarlets

I give you: Blueberry Peach Tartlets.

This was hands-down, one of the best breakfasts I've ever had at home. Flaky, fruity, not to sweet, and so very, very delicious! I have never used puff pastry before, but after today it will immediately become a staple in this household!

Here's how to make these divine and amazingly easy little pieces of heaven:

I used one sheet of puff pastry dough (I used Pepperidge Farm) and cut into 4 squares. Fold the edges of each one over to make a little crust, or a ridge to keep the filling from going all over the place.

Next I used about 1 cup of frozen blueberries and about 1/2 a cup of frozen peaches, put them in the microwave on defrost with few teaspoons of sugar and a squirt of lemon juice, and arranged them in the little tartlets. Since even the folded over puff pastry didn't create much of a ridge, I reinforced it with the peach slices around the edges to keep the blueberries from rolling out.

Sprinkle a little more sugar on top, and put them in the oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

blueberry peach tartlets

These tartlets must have really worked some magic, because after breakfast, everything was coming up roses (well, Mr. Addison tried the no-nap thing again today, but finally settled in after a while, thank goodness!). My mom and sister came by to keep us company for a bit, and then Addison and I went on a special dinner date--just the two of us. He sure knows how to treat a lady...He told me he thought I was pretty, said he loved me, and I even got a kiss goodnight! I'm a lucky girl.


Cheryle said...

You *are* a lucky girl - and he's a silver-tongued devil. Sorta like his daddy!

Bacso said...

I'm glad you had such a good time! Thanks for being the wonderful friend you are, and I'll see you tomorrow, love :)

kickpleat said...

I have puff pastry in my freezer and have no idea what to do with it! I love that this is so easy and a good way to use up all my frozen fruit that I picked last summer. Yum!

Peggy said...

Made some tarts and ate some tarts. Mmmm mmmmm good! Thanks for the inspiration! Next up: savory tarts, with ham and provolone and green olives and tomato.

ulrike said...

Hi, after 17 years of being a single parent mother I can say that it´s not as bad as many people think or fear.......there are much worse "things" in life!
Greetings from Berlin, Ulrike

Joanna Goddard said...

so cute. and these look delicous!