The June Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Jasmine of Confessions of a Cardamom Addict and Annemarie of Ambrosia and Nectar. They chose a Traditional (UK) Bakewell Tart... er... pudding that was inspired by a rich baking history dating back to the 1800's in England.
This was my father's day present to both my dad and another dad from this family we're pretty close with.
We had met the family originally in Tulsa when both the fathers were getting their PhDs at Tulsa University (?)...something like that. We had moved to Fullerton afterwards when my dad found a job here, and they had moved too. But their adventure is a lot more interesting. They then moved to Northern California, Houston, Nigeria, and finally now are in Indonesia. Life is just so interesting. They do come by and visit every year or so and all the parents try to meet up and have dinner together and catch up. This year they have a purpose, college searching =]. I remembered that year for me, lots of college looking and finding the right fit, somewhat.
Anyways, this had given me the opportunity to get a new tart pan, well a tart pan since I've never had one, and bake something possibly spectacular for the dads.
Everyone was tooting my horn afterwards, but I know it wasn't the best it could have been.
I used strawberry jam that I found at the supermarket, and the tart pan was a little bigger than the one suggested. I had used the 9.5 in one, but all good. I had also used the Victorian sponge cake because I was worried about allergies with the other family. I would rather avoid an instance of allergies popping up under my watch. No nuts at all!
Also this weekend, we got our floors changed from carpet to hardwood floors. While I was baking, they were tearing up the kitchen floors and the carpet from almost all the rooms. It was a mess all over.
The tart part was a bit underdone, but oh well, it's okay, it was still edible.
Jasmine of Confessions of a Cardamom Addict and Annemarie of Ambrosia and Nectar.*