I like to make a French Glace Strawberry Pie to kick-off summer and then again just when it’s ending, right around Labor Day. I made the first one mid-June and decided to switch out my batch of strawberries intended for jam this weekend, to making strawberry tarts instead. Pie crusts can sometimes be hit or miss – sometimes they turn out great and other times they are dry and crumbly – this frustrates a lot of bakers, myself included.
When you find yourself at the end of the day in need of something sweet, with a creamy texture inside, and yet light, then look to The Beignet. A beignet is basically a pastry dough that is deep fried – similar to a doughnut, but oh so much more!