Last night I hosted the Edinburgh Cake Ladies at the newly renovated Mimi's Bakehouse in Leith. Our theme this month was tarts. I'll confess now I was the one who chose the theme...casually one day I mentioned that it might be fun. Turns out it was stressful! Not the organising bit...the pastry bit. But, we Cake Ladies love to challenge ourselves and as everyone turned up...some apologising for their tarts (the needn't have) it was clear that this group of ladies is all about the love of baking (and eating). It is clearly not a competition...
I ate 8 petite slices last night
Sophia's Raspberry Lemon Frangipane
Fiona's Pumpkin Pie
Alison's Chocolate Orange
Wendy's Blood Orange
Pam's Maple Walnut
Lea's Passion Fruit Meringue
Amy's Onion and Mustard Tart (which I also just ate for breakfast)
and Lisa's Bacon, Brie and Glodcrest Tomato Rocket Tart
The mix between the savoury and sweet was really nice...and made it easier to plough my way through all 8. I am sorry that I didn't manage more, but...in true Edinburgh Cake Ladies fashion I've got a tin of slices to keep me going over today and tomorrow.
Check the Edinburgh Cake Ladies Blog for more tartshots (eeek once I've managed to get them up!)
Oh...I almost forgot...my own
Rhubarb Custard tart from this month's issue of delicious magazine.