it wasn’t pate sucree - it wasn’t sweet at all. I’ll have to fight the urge to keep practicing once a week in order to build up my technique. Though my husband wouldn’t mind - he’s always been a pie person rather than a cake person. I think my favorite pies I’ve had and made are from Rose’s pie book - the pumpkin, the pecan, the apple, and the lemon merinque. I’ll have to try that pumpkin chiffon. But in Italy it’s too hard to get many ingredients, and I don’t have Rose’s book with me. Gives me something to look forward to when I get home.