Sunday, July 06, 2014

Easy Candy Bar Tart

Project Free 100 1 Days

I wasn’t sure if I was going to make this week’s recipe.  I wasn’t sure if I’d have time, what with all my projects. (Please note:  I’m not a project person.) I know my friends are finding it hard to believe, what with this…

And this….

And this….

Okay, so I’ve heard we all become our parents at some point.  And I accepted that (because I knew that was never going to happen to me).  Ha, suckers! 
Yeah…it would appear I’ve become my mother.  I’ve got so many projects (and worse, ideas for other projects) on the go.   And I go to garage sales and flea markets and consignment shops looking for items I can transform.  WTF!  This is getting out of hand!  Seriously!  I’m either in a Dallas dream sequence (Bobby and JR Ewing style) or I’m having a mental breakdown.  I can accept those two things easier than I can accept that I’m becoming a project person.

You know, I’m not someone to play games, but today let’s play the ‘Blame Game’.  I’m still totally blaming my friend Lisa from Lisa Mounteer Photography.  She’s the one that introduced me to Chalk paint and Annie Sloan and Malenka Originals.  I blame her, but I’ll still share my baked goods. 

It’s true though, should anyone ask you,  I’m not a project person!!  Denial is first step.  What???!!!  I’m not in denial!  You’re in denial!  (I showed that little voice in my head!  Winning!)
Anyhoo…<Awkward tension is now filling the room.  And because I’m the only one in the room, it has more room to expand.>  I think I need a timeout.
Maybe I should just head to the kitchen and bake now.  Not that there is much baking involved with this week's recipe.  It looks pretty easy...and has 'easy' in the title.  Sweet!

Not a lot of ingredients.  And very little effort needed.  Perfect, as I seem to have misplaced my effort.

First make the crust.  It only needed 10 minutes in the oven to bake.  I already had the oven on, as I needed to toast me nuts (arrrrr).

Then make the filling.  Sugar and water brought to a boil until it turned a lovely amber colour.  The cream was then added, followed by the vanilla, fleur de sel and walnuts.  And Butter...there was butter in there somewhere!!!!  Whew.

Ready to fill up the tart.

Oh my.  This looks good already.  Into the fridge for an hour or so to chill, before I can apply the chocolate glaze.

And here is the chocolate glaze ready to be glazing that tart.

Glazing completed.  And it spent another hour chilling in the fridge.

Plated and awaiting a taste tester.  Hubbie is back (from being away for a week) guess I should share.  Though I'm pretty sure it wasn't in our vows to share tart...just sayin'.

Yep, just as suspected.  This tart is swoon-a-licious.  Trust me, it's a word (I just made up).  That is all.
Check out Baked Sunday Mornings, for the recipe.  You'll want to try this.


  1. I am so not a DIY/crafty project person, but I'm always buying ingredients for baking projects that never seem to happen. In any case, this tart was quick and easy! My kind of project!

  2. Love the pic of the ingredients! Looks yummy!

  3. Love the chair!! How fun to try new things, right? I, am a dabbler. I do my crafts, gardening, cooking, and collect fountain pens etc. If I didn't work full time, I think I would do more things.ha. Your treat looks amazing!