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“Everyone has his alcohol.”


The week has been intense, laborious and exhausting.
I split myself between the menu explanation, the mise en place rush and the service stress without time to breathe or non-cuisine related thinking.
At last the weekend condenses itself in two. It’s time for peace, relax and escape.
I drink a lot, until the exhaustion… I intoxicate my self with your presence.

“Everyone has his alcohol.”
Fernando Pessoa, Book of disquiet


Baileys’ tartelettes

Makes 24 (4,5cms diameter):

150 g butter, softened
50 g sugar
250 g wheat flour
1 egg
a pinch of salt

Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC.
Grease and flour the tartelettes’ moulds.
Combine all the ingredients together in the stand mixer with the dough hook attachment.
Roll out the dough over a slightly floured worksurface.
Cut small circles and place them into the moulds.
Pinch the pastry’s sides and bottom with a fork, cover with parchment paper or aluminum foil and put on some ceramic pie weights (dried beans would work too).
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
Set aside.

Chocolate coating
Melt 200g of dark chocolate in a double-boiler.
Brush the inside of the tartelettes with the chocolate.

Baileys’ custard

100 ml Baileys
100 ml whole milk
20 g cornstarch
2 eggs
100 sugar

Gently dissolve the cornstarch with the milk.
Combine with all the remaining ingredients.
Bring to low heat until thick, stirring constantly.
Let it cool down for a while.
Fill the tartelettes with the custard.



7 Responses to ““Everyone has his alcohol.””

  1. Y em 9 March, 2009

    Cute little tarts! I love baileys and chocolate together!

  2. Gale Reeves em 9 March, 2009

    beautiful photograph…and the recipe sounds delicious too!!

  3. Sneh em 9 March, 2009

    Absolutely stunning photos! I must try this recipe. Thnx for sharing :-)

  4. Nicisme em 10 March, 2009

    Baileys and chocolate is a match made in heaven!
    Gorgeous styling and delicious tartletts.

  5. Michelle em 10 March, 2009

    What a pretty presentation. Very nicely done!

  6. C Ellis em 10 June, 2010

    Curious… under ingredients for the Bailey’s custard the last ingredient says “100 sugar” is that a type of sugar or was the amount left out?

  7. Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes em 24 June, 2010

    These are so adorable! I made a bailey’s cheesecake version; but these are just the prettiest tartelettes ever!

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