It probably is not the best idea to post while cranky, is it?
Which kind of had me thinking...what else is it a bad idea to do while you are cranky?
1) Drive - cranky driving is so NOT a good idea. I am pretty sure law enforcement and the general public would agree with me on this one.
2) Grocery shopping - if those slow aisle hoggers bug the living daylight out of you on a normal day, cranky shopping is not something you should be doing. Running over granny with the shopping cart is not smart plan.
3) Work - oh, never mind. Work is a synonym for cranky. (Mostly kidding, but kind of not kidding)
4) Clothes shopping - not the time to run around a crowded shopping complex. Unless shopping is your therapy - then by all means, go for it!
There probably should be a universal item that one could wear when having a cranky day - a symbol to the world to stay away or risk personal peril...
Let's shift gears to something that doesn't make me cranky.
This week's French Fridays recipe was Dorie's almond-caramel tart. It starts out with her sweet-tart dough (which is really like one giant cookie). The beauty of this dough, is that you can either roll it or press it into a buttered tart pan (or pans if you go mini like I did).
While I am a huge fan of Dorie's tart dough, it was the caramel filling that stole the show on this dessert - it was almost flan like in flavor. If you are a fan of flan (which I am), you are in for a treat. Slivers of almond floating on top of the custard were the "icing on the cake".
Since I made mini-tarts, I ended up with a little extra custard which I baked off in mini-ramekins. Frankly, I preferred the custard this way over the assembled tarts (the tarts were good, the custard alone was better...)
Caramel custard makes me happy. Maybe I should start keeping an emergency batch in the refrigerator for days like this?
This post participates in French Fridays with Dorie - where a group of home bakers is working their way through Dorie Greenspan's Around My French Table one recipe at a time...