Aug 212007


We have all had that horrid experience of moving. I think probably one of the worst experiences is moving in New York City. I realize being young and living in a transient environment people move often but it is not so often that people buy their first home. I thought instead of bringing over flowers, a bottle of champagne or a welcome mat I would bring dinner for the happy couple. So they did not have to worry about cooking or ordering among all the boxes and can enjoy the comforts of their new home.
The Menu
Roasted Chicken
Sundried Tomato Pasta
Mesclun Greens
Roasted Peppers and Eggplant
Plum Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream
Plum Tart
This tart is simple and delicious. Perfect for when you are in a rush and need to impress!
1 Sheet of Puff Pastry (approximately 8.6 oz cut into three pieces)
4 Plums
3 Tablespoons of Apricot Jam
1 Egg (for Egg Wash)
Serve with Vanilla Ice Cream
Preheat Oven 425
Slice Plums 1/8 inch slices and cut in half. (So that they are in a semi circle) Layer the plum slices on the puff pastry, leaving the edges of pastry uncovered. In a separate bowl beat the egg and a tablespoon of water.  With a pastry brush the edges of the pastry. Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes until the puff pastry is golden brown.
In a sauce pan melt the apricot jam on low heat. Once the tarts have been taken out of the oven brush the top of the tart with the jam. This will give a little more taste and have that professional glossy finish.
Serve with Vanilla Ice Cream

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