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Rose Apple Tart With Custard

For the Custard:
  • 1½ cups milk (I used 1%)
  • 6 egg yolks
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 apples (I used Macoun), quartered, cored, and thinly sliced (keep in lemon water until ready to use)
  • pie crust
  • juice of a lemon
  • ¼ cup jam, warmed (optional)

For the Custard:
  1. Pour the milk into a small pot and place over medium heat until small bubbles form around the edges.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the maple syrup, cornstarch, and salt.
  3. Slowly pour the hot milk over the egg mixture, while whisking, to warm the eggs.
  4. Place the mixture back into the pot and place over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a bubble and becomes very thick.
  5. Stir in the vanilla and transfer to a heat safe container. Lay plastic wrap over the surface. Chill for 2 hours.

Assemble the Tart:
  1. Spread the maple custard in the shell.
  2. Warm the apple slices in the microwave until pliable.
  3. Roll a slice of apple into a tight spiral and stand it up vertically in the custard. Continue to arrange apple slices in a concentric pattern, around the first one, building a rose pattern.
  4. Warm the apricot jam, and thin it with lemon juice. Brush this glaze over the apples, for shine and to prevent browning (optional).

No Knead Bread


  • 3 cups all-purpose or bread flour, more for dusting
  • ¼ teaspoon instant yeast
  •  1 ¼ teaspoons salt
  •  Cornmeal or wheat bran as needed


  1. In a large bowl combine flour, yeast and salt. Add 1 5/8 cups water, and stir until blended; dough will be shaggy and sticky. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let dough rest at least 12 hours, preferably about 18, at warm room temperature, about 70 degrees.
  2. Dough is ready when its surface is dotted with bubbles. Lightly flour a work surface and place dough on it; sprinkle it with a little more flour and fold it over on itself once or twice. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rest about 15 minutes.
  3. Using just enough flour to keep dough from sticking to work surface or to your fingers, gently and quickly shape dough into a ball. Generously coat a cotton towel (not terry cloth) with flour, wheat bran or cornmeal; put dough seam side down on towel and dust with more flour, bran or cornmeal. Cover with another cotton towel and let rise for about 2 hours. When it is ready, dough will be more than double in size and will not readily spring back when poked with a finger.
  4. At least a half-hour before dough is ready, heat oven to 450 degrees. Put a 6- to 8-quart heavy covered pot (cast iron, enamel, Pyrex or ceramic) in oven as it heats. When dough is ready, carefully remove pot from oven. Slide your hand under towel and turn dough over into pot, seam side up; it may look like a mess, but that is O.K. Shake pan once or twice if dough is unevenly distributed; it will straighten out as it bakes. Cover with lid and bake 30 minutes, then remove lid and bake another 15 to 30 minutes, until loaf is beautifully browned. Cool on a rack.

I make this almost every weekend. My boyfriend and I LOVE it. We usually eat half of it in about five minutes when it's still warm. 
I love that you don't need a bread maker too!  

Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. Have a great weekend everyone!


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Hey guys! Sorry I haven't posted in awhile. I got really sick with the flu, but I am feeling much better now so I thought I'd give you some of my favorite rompers for Spring/Summer.
I love rompers! They are so comfortable and easy to wear. All they need is a few accessories and a great pair of shoes and you're good to go. Here are some of my favorites that are out right now..

Splendid Voile Romper {buy here}

MINKPINK Sweet Dahlia Romper {buy here}

Clove Open Back Layered Romper {buy here}

Lanston Boyfriend Romper {buy here}

Joie Sarnelle Romper {buy here}

Motel Suri Romper {buy here}

H&M jumpsuit {buy here}

LOFT Roll Sleeve Romper {buy here}

Lovers + Friends Ruby Lace Romper {buy here}

Hope everyone has a great weekend and holiday!


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