Yesterday felt like one of those lazy Sundays when all you want to do is sit back and read, watch movies or nap. Instead of doing any of that I decided to take a trip to the farmers market to buy some pears so I could try one of the recipes in Steven Siler’s latest cookbooks, Signature Tastes of Atlanta: Favorite Recipes from our Local Restaurants.
I received a complimentary copy of the cookbook from the former firefighter (now chef) through the Atlanta Food Bloggers’ Society. It’s part of a series of cookbooks penned by the author featuring restaurant recipes from across the country.
This particular cookbook includes recipes from favorites like 4th & Swift, Antica Posta, Five Seasons Brewing Co., Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, Highland Bakery, Holman and Fitch Public House and Miller Union. There are more than 60 restaurants & recipes inside. The one I chose to try was the Pear Crumble Tart from Park 75 at Four Seasons Hotel.
The recipe included three parts. The first was the Sugar Dough.
Although there aren’t any pictures inside the cookbook, the instructions for this particular recipe seemed pretty straightforward so no visual aid was needed. The same is true for most of the others.
A few of the recipes are pretty involved with the number of ingredients and required steps but with a little patience I imagine they’ll yield desirable results.
This dessert required the use of a tart pan which I couldn’t put my hands on so I used a springform pan instead. It still worked out.
The second part of the recipe was the Sour Cream Pear Filling.
This is the first fruit tart I’ve made that uses sour cream. When combined with the other ingredients, it seemed
unusual new but still tempting.
The third and final part of the recipe was the Streusel topping.
The ingredients will yield more than what’s really needed so the rest can be set aside for another use. I didn’t set it aside. I put it ALL on there.
The tart baked up beautifully.
It was a decent dessert to finish off our Sunday dinner. It wasn’t very sweet and the sour cream added a hint of tartness. Steeler Fan liked it too and we both agree that when we make it again, we’ll drizzle it with a little Salted Caramel Sauce to help enhance the flavor.
In addition to recipes like this, The Signature Tastes of Atlanta cookbook contains several fun tidbits of trivia about Atlanta. For example: an Atlanta restaurant “serves the highest amount of Coca-Cola in the world.” Do you know which one?
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Signature Tastes of Atlanta: Favorite Recipes from our Local Restaurants. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way. You can view my full Disclosure Policy here.