I did 2 and was out for part of the afternoon! I want to thank my blogger friend De Tout De Rien for her very generous offer to translate the recipe. It was much appreciated! But I did want to try my hand at it. Please, if you read things that don't make sense don't hesitate to write! And by the way I don't even know your name and couldn't find your email (sad face).
Remember my rant about the vintage Xmas lights? Well I was lucky enough to find a box of new replacement lights for a mere .99 cents!
Oooh! I got red, yellow, fuschia, green and blue. I should be set for next Xmas!
So this is what I kept. The egg cups will go in the store, they are soooo orangey and fun!
An avocado Tupperware spoon rest (never used). How do I know it's never been used? No scratches of course! A medium bottle brush tree, one can never have too much of these.A Pyrex Flameware teapot lid, it has a chip on the inside but I will sand it down. Since I broke one, I'm always on the lookout for some and they can be pretty pricey on eBay...8-10$ plus shipping OY!One small milkglass jar Night Formula from Beauty Counselor (with the Good Housekeeping seal of approval) and a glass and enamel dresser container.
And of course a Pyrex divided dish which I believe is from the Horizon pattern. I'm usually not a big fan of divided dishes but I could'nt leave this one. I saw myself serving 2 kinds of veggies in it.
I feel I did pretty good at 9.00$ for the whole kit'n'kaboodle.
And now for the recipe.
Maple Tartlets (tartelettes à l’érable)
You will notice that these contain NO maple whatsoever…but that’s their name I swear.
Yield: 12 tartlets
1 pie crust recipe
Heat oven to 375F
Roll the dough about ¼ inch thick. Cut with a round cookie cutter or a teacup. It needs to be big enough to fit in a muffin pan. Put the dough rounds in the muffin pan and place a cupcake paper cup in each, fill the bottom with dried beans. This will prevent the dough from puffing up too much.
Bake from 5 to 10 minutes. Dough needs to look dry. Remove paper cups and beans. You can keep the dried beans in a mason jar for another time. Be careful those beans will be awful HOT!
1 cup brown sugar
2 oz soft butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pinch of flour
Mix everything in a bowl. Pour about 1 tablespoon in each crust. Bake at same temp for 5 to 10 minutes until dough is golden. You have to keep an eye on them, they tend to burn quickly. Let cool in the muffin pan for about 20 minutes. Remove carefully.
Let cool completely before storing in a container. These are best eaten the same day or the day after. If you keep them too long the filling will crystallize.