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Simple Fruit Tart

With such an abundance of stone fruit and berries during the summer months it’s easy to have leftovers that have over ripened.  This simple fruit tart has been my go-to recipe for many years.  It is passed down to me from my aunt who is an amazing cook.  She’s in her 80’s now, but growing up we would to go to her house for different occasions and she made the trendiest food, before trendy and food were even used in the same sentence.

This is  a very basic batter to which you can add any mixture of fruit that you have lying around.  This time I happened to have leftover peaches that I sprinkled on top before baking.  Give it a light dusting of powdered sugar, and you can serve this simple tart anytime of the day.  Preheat your oven to 350F, or 176C and grease a 12×12 round dish or 9×9 rectangular dish.  The smaller the dish, the taller the tart will be.

  • 400 grams sugar
  • 400 grams all purpose flour
  • 200 ml vegetable oil
  • zest from one lemon
  • 4 eggs, yolks and white separated
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • 8 tbsp hot water
  • 2 cups your choice fruit (leave whole if  berries, cut small if  other fruit)

Place the egg whites in a large bowl and beat on high until lightly foamy (you don’t want peaks forming just a light foam.) Into the egg white foam add one after the other while gently mixing in between, the sugar, the egg yolks one at a time, the cold water, the hot water, the oil, lemon zest and finally the flour.

Mix these gently until just well incorporated and pour the batter into your baking dish.  Evenly sprinkle the fruit on top and bake about 30 minutes, or until lightly brown on top, and when toothpick is inserted in the middle it comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool on a cooling rack before serving. Enjoy!

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Update to Lazy Gardeners Guide…

What a beautiful morning this is.  Walking through my garden I noticed how big the different vegetable plants have gotten over a short period of time.

IMG_0852 (2) It has to do with the weather being so warm I’m sure.  We’ve already harvested zucchini and beans.

Last  month I posted an article called Lazy Gardeners Guide to planting. Most of these tomato plants grew from my garden/kitchen compost that I had mixed into the soil at the beginning of planting season.  Now that the plants have grown, I can see how different they are.  Some are very tall with small leaves, some are short with large leaves.  I can’t wait to see what types of tomatoes will be growing.

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Over the summer and as the vegetables grow and we harvest them, I will be writing a series called “From the Garden“, where I will post recipes that I make with the crop.  Aren’t these little watermelons the cutest? They are a variety called sugar baby melons and won’t get very big.  I can’t wait to taste them!

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I hope you can join me on this fun summer trip to the garden of cuisine!

 

 

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