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Beltane 2008
Bébé Mignon

Rebecca Garcia (photo)
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Bleary Morning

The sound of the alarm clock cleaves my skull. I squint through the dust motes; (sigh) nope, still can't read it. Nothing for it but to get up and actually walk over and pick up the damned thing.

The colorful sound of Saturday morning cartoons jangles its way up the stairs. Comes the staccato music of children's giggles. Padded feet pound toward the kitchen. Is that a chair scraping across the floor? What—what's that? (Where IS their father...?) Never mind, I'll go down and figure this out myself. (Where is my ROBE?)

Suddenly the bedroom door bursts open. Breakfast in bed.


Crisis? No crisis. (pant. pant. heart. beat. slow. down. please.)

Mornings are merciless.

by Rebecca Garcia

Suggested Watching

Freakazoid! (1995-1997, TV-G)


Rrrrgh . . . . Brains . . . .
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U.S. Metric Ingredient
1 c 125 g all-purpose flour (for Base)
1/2 c 50 g confectioner's/powdered sugar (for Base)
1/2 c 115 g salted butter (for Base)
3 or 4 bacon (rashers), cooked crisply and crumbled
2 eggs (for Filling)
1 c 200 g granulated sugar (for Filling)
2 Tbsp 30 mL orange juice (for Filling)
1/2 tsp 2.5 mL orange extract (for Filling)
2 Tbsp 15 g all-purpose flour (for Filling)
1 tsp 4.5 g baking powder/sodium bicarbonate (for Filling)
for decoration confectioner's/powdered sugar

Chef's Notes

You do not need to butter your baking dish, as there is plenty of butter in the pastry base.

Preheat your oven to 350ºF (177ºC).

Makes nine 2-inch servings. Prep time: 25 minutes. Cook time: 40 minutes.

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Project Name

Proper dough consistancy.
Rebecca Garcia (photo)
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Blend the butter until soft, then add the sugar, and add the flour. This is a modified shortbread cookie dough, basically. It is soft enough once baked that it can be sliced even after it has been sitting; not as brittle or as thick as traditional shortbread cookies. Once the dough is holding together nicely, dump it into an 8" x 8" glass dish and press firmly into the bottom. Bake at 350ºF (177ºC) for about 15-18 minutes, or until the edges are a golden color. While this is baking, prepare the filling.


Beat the eggs. Add the sugar and beat well. Add the orange juice and orange extract. Gradually add the flour and baking soda and mix until blended.

Assembly and Baking:

Project Name

Press bacon into base.
Rebecca Garcia (photo)
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When the Base is finished, remove from the oven immediately and press the crumbled bacon into the surface of the shortbread crust while it is still warm. Pour the filling on top and return to oven. Bake for another 18-20 minutes. Make sure the entire filling is firm. Sift powdered sugar over the top and allow to cool before cutting.


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Edited by Rebecca Garcia and Zabet Stewart


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