cropped nuts

It’s hard to maintain a food blog when there’s no food in the house. Or the grocery store, for that matter. Damn blizzard.

So here, have a pine nut and honey tart from Gina DePalma’s Dolce Italiano: Desserts from the Babbo Kitchen that I made for Christmas Eve but never posted.

Blending the dry.

Cubing the butter.

Shaping the dough.

Rolling it out.

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Boiling the honey.

whisk it good
Mixing in the cream.

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Spreading out the nuts.

filled to the brim
Pouring the custard.


Sorry there’s no close up; it was Christmas Eve, the lighting was dim, and I was three sheets to the wind on prosecco and peach brandy.

It’s like a grown-up Italian version of pecan pie! So good. This book comes highly recommended. Now let’s hope I can acquire some food by dinnertime on Thursday, or I’ll force you to read a whole, picture-less post of haiku about how very hungry I am.