Tuesday, August 28, 2012

{Very} Blueberry Tart

I like blueberry everything but never tried blueberry tarts.  I guess those from the bakeries do not have a strong appeal to me since they're too sweet and contain too few blueberries (Yes, I am one of those who read all the food labels :)).  So today when I saw a whole bunch of blueberries in the fridge, I knew exactly what I wanted to make.  A very very blueberry tart!  
For the crust, I followed this recipe with the reduction of butter and whipping cream.  I made mine really thin.
Tart filling:
Ingredients: 1/4 lb. cream cheese, 2 eggs (only 1 yolk used), 1/2 cup of sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla extract.
Mix in blend cream cheese, eggs, sugar, and vanilla extract.  Then add the desired amount of fresh blueberries to the mixture ( I used approximately 1 lb but I would add more if it could hold more ;)). 
Bake for ~ 30 min at 350 F.  Enjoy the wonderful aroma permeating your kitchen :).  Garnish the tart with powdered sugar.
Hope everyone is having a good week so far :).

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

{Hog Island} Clam Chowder

Whenever my family and I visit San Francisco, we really try to stop by Hog Island restaurant to have their clam chowder since my sister thinks it's the best clam chowder ever.   So when we stumbled on the recipe on their website, we had to try right away.  This is one of  the few times we followed the recipe to a T. Needless to say, my sister is really happy now that she can have a taste of her favorite soup right at home. 
Have a good week, everyone!