I seem to have come across "ChezPim" blog a bit late in life - K Pim Techamuanvivit - a Thai living, I believe, in San Francisco has an fascinating blog on food and beverage and has just produced a great Book - "The Foodie Handbook". The blog gets an amazing 500,000 hits a month.
Well I read the book and it contains some great recipes - I've now made the Tarte Sablee au Chocolat about 3 times and it has come out well each time.
The basic necessity is to make the short crust pastry - pate sablee - very short - very rich and delicious. Butter, sugar, salt, flour and an egg is that's required. Bake the pastry shell blind - about 10 - 12 mins.
The filling is also simplicity - beat eggs, egg yolk and a little sugar together ( ribbon stage). Melt good quality chocolate ( 70%) and add butter. Combine the chocolate mixture and the egg mixture - pour into the pastry shell and bake a further 15 - 20 minutes - or at least until just set.
Let it cool and set a little and eat with either vanilla ice cream or fresh cream or both!!
She also has a recipe for Frangipane fruit tart which was equally wonderful - I found fresh figs from Doi Khum and used those in the pie!
Come and try some of our home made desserts at Na Aroon - Ariyasom' restaurant.
Ariyasomvilla - a Bangkok Boutique Hotel
Ariyasomvilla - a Hotel near Bumrungrad Hospital