Thursday, September 3, 2009

mathmatic robot and powdered sugar moustaches.

Could math homework be bad for your health? I speak from experience.
I have been spending way too much time on math homework. My brain feels like a calculator. My body feels like a robot. I almost feel like I will-- at some point-- loose movement in my elbows and knees and start walking like a robot and speak only in numbers and calculations.
I came up with a theory today that one hour of math homework cancels out one hour of craft handy-work. According to this theory, I am way behind on my cooking and crafts. I can only take rigid rules and regulations for so long before I am craving free thinking craft freedom.
Today I threw down my calculator (after I had finished my math homework, of course.) and made my way into the kitchen. I could practically feel my apron smiling at me as I wrapped it's laces around my waist like a hug from an old friend. I rummaged around my Old Mother Hubbard cupboards and dug out a box of phyllo dough and a bag of this summers picking bounty-- blackberries.

My goal was to make a guiltless pie-- or tart-- with a fat free crust.
I love you PHYLLO!
I cut squares of the paper thin phyllo and placed them into my mini muffin tin. Then I topped each one with my berries (and a little magic--sugar and cinnamon!).
Just 15 minutes in the oven at 325, and presto!

A dusting of powdered sugar is a must.

A truly sinful tasting dessert, with NO fat, and only a sprinkle of sugar. These are delicious for breakfast, I speak from experience.

Just make sure you wipe your lips before going to pick up your children from school. I speak from experience.


Astrid said...

Those berry tartlets look divine! I just made a tomato tart with phyllo dough. :)

What are you studying?

WishTrish said...

So nummy! And as always, your photos are spectacular!

Tamie said...

a mom can never get away with eating sweets *alone* when you've got kidlets----they always want the stuff that m&d have --- great little treat emily!

*jimaie.marie* said...

Ooo these look so nummy!!! I adore your blog and was so happy to see it pop up again in my reader, you always make me smile! :) I have to try making these! And also? You are gorgeous woman!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Those look adorable and delish!!!!!