Another month, another Sweet Adventures Blog Hop. My last two blog hop entries have been failures; the maderia cake was burnt and hard thanks to my useless 30 year old oven and my rooibois tea cake was so horrible I threw it into the bin. I hoped June would be a luckier month. If not, I had pondered about not joining in anymore. Perhaps the blog hop is cursed for me?
You were waiting for an 'unfortunately', weren't you? Never panic, you'll get one;)
Unfortunately these did not live up to Jamie's tarts. My sago tarts were very 'meh' and I was ready to throw them into the bin. They're not THAT bad, but I would not make them again. They were not worth ruining my diet for. I ruin my diet each weekend for whatever I bake for my blog. That is fine, so long as whatever I bake is highly yummy:) I do not see the point in eating 'bad' stuff that does not taste really good. When things are not yummy, I become really really SAD:(
What went wrong?
- My oven is useless! Really, you have no idea. You think your oven is useless? Wait until you see mine. I hate it so much! If you have the oven on you need to make sure nothing is on the stove because all the hot plates heat up! It has one heating element so cremates everything on the bottom, no matter how high you place it in the oven. I do not believe the temperature gague works and AHHH it's so useless! Could it be possessed? I am also sick of my grandpa's new wife telling me 'oh you're doing this wrong' blah blah blah. Hey woman, you think your so fantastic? You come over to my place and bake a prize winning cake with the equipment I have on hand. *breathe in...breathe out*
- The puff pastry itself was not that great. It was a brand name puff pastry too! :| Should I write a letter of complaint?
- I do not think the sago was sweet enough. Should have added more sugar. Although, sago is not meant to be too sweet. I don't know.
Moral: Just stick to Jamie Oliver's Portuguese tarts. They are sooooo good:) You can find a You Tube video here:)
That's it people. I wont write up the recipe because I doubt you'd want to make it anyway. Ok, if you do, you just make the pastry per Jamie in the video linked above and then fill with a sago, the recipe of which you can find here (omit the chocolate and add more sugar). You can top the tarts with stiff peak egg whites or berries too to make them look more interesting.
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