Monday, November 10, 2008

It's a Tough Job...

Cherry Macaroon Tart
Originally uploaded by Marni Molina
Though I haven't talked about it yet on this blog, I have the great honor and privilege of being a recipe tester for Hannah Kaminsky. Translation: I get the inside scoop on all the recipes for her next book of vegan sweets. I get to bake tasty nibbles, eat them, and share them with friends. I also get to provide Hannah with feedback on the goods, thereby making a small but meaningful contribution to the success of her next book.

Seriously now, how cool is that?

This is the second recipe I've tested and it's a winner. What else would we expect from our sweet Hannah, right? It's a lovely cherry tart with a coconut macaroon crust. The taste is absolutely divine. In fact, I just may be having cherry tart for dinner.

Keep your eyes on this blog for more food porn and reports of wicked fun as I explore the culinary brilliance of Hannah Kaminsky.


Jeni Treehugger said...

Lucky you indeedy!
that Tart looks and sounds amazing!!!

allularpunk said...

augh! i get SO JEALOUS of you testers! i wanna test for a cookbook, darnit.

jessy said...

oh man - that's so awesome that you're a tester for Hannah! oooooooooooooo - yay! and that tart - oh my gosh - it's freak'n glorious! i would make a million on them and eat them for a year! superw00t!

hooray for get'n to be a tester! that rocks so hard! :D

Jeni Treehugger said...

You've been tagged


Amey said...

how is it that I've never seen your blog before? It's fun!

You got such a great picture of the cherry pie. I couldn't get it to work... I think the dark filling and the light crust was just confusing my camera. I actually think it looks even a little fancier with the springform pan than with the tart pan.


Marni said...

Jeni Treehugger - It's *so* amazing. I had the last piece for breakfast this morning. Oh, and I'm gettin' to your tag, I promise.

Allularpunk - Don't be jealous. Just keep your eyes on alert for open calls for cookbook testers. You'll see one eventually and you'll be a tester, too!

Jessy - Being a tester is fun. Challenging considering I'm trying to lose weight, but so so so fun.

Amey - I don't know why you've never seen my blog before but I'm glad you're here now! I didn't like my picture of the tart. I had issues, too. That was the best shot I got. I agree - the contrast of the cherries and the coconut really threw my camera for a loop. K, going to check your blog out now. Thanks for saying hello!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Great shot of the pie!! I made mine tonight and can't wait to try it out!

Hannah said...

I think you tart looks even better than mine!

I'm happy to have you as a tester, an I'm glad that you're enjoying the job so far. :)