Looking back, looking ahead

 Shortbread assortment

Shortbread assortment

As 2017 comes to a close, it's always fun to look back over the year and remember some of the goodies that came out of The French Tarte's kitchen.

As we contemplate the new year ahead, here are a few images for you, some from posts actually written and some from just playing around in the kitchen, trying a new thing or two.

Enjoy and Happy New Year!

 Beer bread

Beer bread

 Apricot croissant bites

Apricot croissant bites

 Matcha raspberry hearts

Matcha raspberry hearts

 Chocolate pecan babka

Chocolate pecan babka

 Ganache brownie bites

Ganache brownie bites

 Cherry blueberry yogurt cake

Cherry blueberry yogurt cake

 Cheesy asparagus tomato pizza 

Cheesy asparagus tomato pizza 

 Classic dinner rolls

Classic dinner rolls

 Peach blueberry galette

Peach blueberry galette

 Ice cream quartet

Ice cream quartet

 Peach apricot jalousie

Peach apricot jalousie

 Petite almond croissant

Petite almond croissant

 Caramel pear apple tart

Caramel pear apple tart

 Autumn shortbread gift boxes

Autumn shortbread gift boxes

 Chocolate cherry pecan clusters

Chocolate cherry pecan clusters

 Cheesy knot rolls

Cheesy knot rolls

And last but not least, my latest in shortbread trials. Chock full of cran-chewy, almond-chunky, oat goodness with a lovely complement of subtle smooth white chocolate. I think I like these! 

 Cranberry almond white chocolate shortbread

Cranberry almond white chocolate shortbread

Here's to a year of health, contentment, good times with family and friends and, of course many new adventures in baking. Cheers!