I’m trying not to fall further behind, now that I’ve missed 2 recipes from The Baking Bible. I had plans this weekend that I expected to preclude much baking, but I was so curious about this one that I just had to make it. I made the pastry dough on Saturday morning, and completed the tarts on Sunday afternoon.
I was chatting with one of my teammates on Friday afternoon, close to the end of the day, and said that I was going home to do some baking. He asked what I was baking, and when I answered, he asked what made it Polish. I suggested it might have something to do with the vodka!
I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since I’ve baked anything from Rose’s Heavenly Cakes. Since that needs fixing, I made 2 cakes this weekend, in a failed attempt to catch back up with the group. I realized when I looked at my list of cakes that I only had one cake left in the flourless cakes chapter. Since the rest of the group is doing something from that chapter this weekend, I figured I would too. I made the Ginger Cheesecake back on June 21, 2010, and if the title of that post was anything to go by, it looks like I was playing catch up then, too. I think I tend to do that in the summer. The other one I baked this weekend was the deep chocolate rosebuds (or, in my case, cupcakes), which the rest of the group baked last weekend. Anyway, I don’t know why I put the Torta off for so long, but I’m glad I finally baked it.