Playing catch-up with the Sunday Bakers. I actually got around to this at the end of last week, due to our Toronto weekend. It was very hot in Southern California last week, so when I finally had some time, and we were having company for dinner, baking the tart seemed like a good idea. I actually made the dough for the crust one day, and assemble the tart the next. Or tarts, as it turned, because the dough was really enough for a tart and a half, and I found two smallish tart pans in the cupboard:
While I did not find this recipe particularly difficult to make, there were a lot of steps: preparing and chilling the dough for the crust; sifting the dry ingredients, mixing the sugar and eggs, then whipping the whites, incorporating all together, and finally slicing and macerating a pound of grapes, in order to arrange them on top. I prefer simpler recipes. My family really liked it, tho one daughter thought the grapes were a bit odd, she thought cherries a better idea. In the end, I think I am personally not that fond of hazelnuts, so this could be a one time baking project. The tart did look very pretty on the plate.
And the very next day it was time for the next project . . . .