The other day I saw a picture of empty pastry shells and I thought, “Mmmm, a creamy, fresh fruit tart would be so good right now.” Or maybe a cheesecake. Because fruit tarts are the most common dessert to come in that sort of shell/crust, although I suppose they are sometimes filled with a chocolate pudding-like substance as well. Then I thought… I kind of just want the shell.
If you try to tell me that these pictures do not all look completely delicious, I will assume you’re lying.
I suppose the answer is to go buy a fruit tart and an empty pastry shell and eat both. Then I can give an informed decision not concerning which one is tastier, but which one I am actually craving.
Making one is another option, but I’ve never had much interest in baking something I can just as easily buy. For this reason, I don’t have flour and sugar waiting around to be made into cookies, cakes, and tarts, and I probably don’t have enough butter, either. If I had a kitchen to myself, I might be more likely to spend more time in it experimenting with food. It’s part of the reason I haven’t been posting much–I need the place to myself to really get into the spirit of fun, experimental dishes that I used to write about all the time.
For now, I can only say that looking at this pictures is really making me want a tart shell, filled or not.