Monday, April 4, 2011

TWD Vanilla Ice Cream Tart


Think of the best ice cream sandwich you have ever eaten...Now, think of eating it 'open-faced'...
That would best describe Dorie Greenspan's Vanilla Ice Cream Tart.
 The tart crust reminded me of an almond sugar cookie. Toasted almonds, brown sugar, flour, butter and an egg came together quickly in my trusty food processor. The dough was easily patted in a buttered tart pan. The crust baked 28 minutes, which was a little too long in my oven. Once out of the oven I sprinkled the hot crust with very mini chocolate chips from KAF. The chocolate melted quickly.
Back to the food processor, toasted almonds were processed till 'almond butter' appeared. Have I mentioned that I love my food processor?? Softened ice cream was added which resulted in a delicious almond vanilla ice cream. And the rest would just be dessert history.

The complete recipe can be found on Jessica's Blog. I expect to see many fun variations of this recipe from other TWD bakers.

21 comments:

Paul & Kaytie said...

That looks sooo good. I wish we were there to help you eat it. :) Thanks again for the darling book for Dean. He has been in desperate need of new books. He wouldn't put it down and when I picked it up to read it, he snuggled down into my lap excited for me to read it to him. Thanks.

Cakelaw said...

I love my food processor too - it is worth its weight in gold. You are right about the open faced icecream sandwich - that is just what it is. My only gripe is that the crust was too hard to bite into while frozen.

Jessica said...

Beautiful! You're so right, this is totally an open-faced ice cream sandwich! Thanks for baking with me this week!

Nicole said...

Your tart looks perfect! I have a very old food processor but it typically gets the job done. I didn't get to make this week's recipe, but yours sure looks good.

Meaghan Luby said...

this looks LOVELY! wow! thanks for sharing, again, this icecream joy just looks great!
-meg
@ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

Katrina said...

Wow, your description (and photos) sound so good. I was afraid to make the crust as many complained about it being rock hard on the P&Q. The almond added to the ice cream sounds great!

Jennifurla said...

I love it, perfect for hot weather.

Mike said...

Looks delicious!

Here's the recipe for the slow cooker pot pie from my post.

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/slow-cooker-chicken-stroganoff-pot-pie/

Flourchild said...

Im dreaming Im eating a slice of this right now! Very nice!!!

Kayte said...

Oh, wow can you ever drizzle nicely. I think I need to take a whole day off and do nothing but learn how to drizzle. I cannot drizzle to save my life, it just all clumps together and is a big mess...no need to visit this week for proof, really, you will just lose all respect for me. lol Yours looks great!

Judy said...

Beautiful tart, especially the drizzle. My food processor didn't like the cold, cold ice cream, but I think it's ok now.

Mary said...

I love almonds, and I would have never thought of adding almond butter to ice cream. Now I really can't wait to get back to my own kitchen. Come on May!!
:)

Tracey said...

I love your description - this is just like an open faced ice cream sandwich! I swapped the almond crust for a cookie crust and absolutely loved this one. Yours looks terrific :)

spike. said...

love your chocolate design!

April said...

cindy your turned out beautiful! Looks good. Mine might had been a little rushed (aka: not so pretty). You are right those pancakes look awesome. I just might make them tomorrow.

Peggy said...

THat is one beautiful tart Cindy. Great job. I wish I could make my food as pretty as you do. And by the way, when I was a child, I wanted an easy bake oven too but my mom was too practical as well. I was always so envious of my friends who had them.

a moderate life said...

Hi Cindy! visiting you back from A Moderate Life. I am now following your blog. This open faced tart looks simply delicious! I am not a huge sweets fan, but chocolate, lemon and vanilla treats do speak to me! You should link this up to my Tackling Bittman and his buddies recipe hop http://bit.ly/ig2gJo because you can share recipes from any cookbook author! All the best, Alex

danasfoodforthought said...

This sounds absolutely fantastic! I love ice cream sandwiches... what's better than cookie crust and ice cream??

MySweetCreations said...

That looks amazing!

Lisa said...

Oh this sounds delicious! It's a super hot day here in Chicago and the first one we've had. This sounds like the perfect treat!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

This looks so delicious. I love ice cream sandwiches so this tart-form would be great.