Fig tart

It’s been a while since I didn’t post any recipe! Since we got a puppy, we got very busy with dog training so I set cooking aside… But now, our little furry friend is less demanding. So, here is a little summer recipe. Not seasonal anymore, but keep it for next year!

Fig tart

Fig tart

Ingredients:

  • 200g puff paste
  • 15-20 figs
  • honey
  • 100g powdered almonds
  • 50 confectioner’s sugar
  • 50g butter
  • 1 egg

1 tart mold (diameter: around 26cm)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C
  2. Lay the puff paste in the tart mold. Lay some cooking sheet over the dough, cover with beans and cook blind for about 20min.
  3. In a bowl, add: almond powder, sugar and butter. Mix together.
  4. Add the egg and mix.
  5. Take off the beans and baking sheet from the tar mold. Cover the dough with the almond cream.
  6. Cut the figs in quarters and place all over the almond cream. Coat the figs with honey.
  7. Bake for approximately 25min.
  8. Serve warm, with confectioner’s sugar and cinnamon on top and some vanilla ice-cream!
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Cute tips: radish mice

Do you eat enough vegetables? Honestly, I don’t, but recently, I am having a vegetable detox – and I am involving my friends in it. Last time I invited some friends, we started with raw vegetables (full of vitamins!!!). I didn’t want to have boring raw food appetizers, though. So I decorated with: radish mice! (it’s seasonal, by the way and they taste delicious)
radish mice
Ingredients

  • You will need some washed radish – don’t cut the tail!

Directions

  1. Pick a chubby radish and a slim one.
  2. Cut off a thin slice of the chubby radish to let the mouse sit on the surface. Cut the slim radish in thin slices (a little thicker than 1mm).
  3. Cut a  1mm slot on the top for the ears and cut the green top.
  4. Put the slices (ears) into the slot. There you go: a radish mouse!

Crepes

Crêpes are a type of very thin pancakes. They originate from Brittany, in France. Here are the recipe for the batter, and some ideas for fillings (which can be savory dish or sweet).

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 33 cl of milk at room temperature
  • 125 g of wheat flour
  • 10 g of melted butter
  • 5 cl of water

Directions:

  1. Combine in a medium bowl: the eggs, the flour, the milk and the butter. Mix until you obtain a smooth batter.
  2. Set aside for 30 minutes.
  3. Add the water, and mix gently with a ladle.

Preparation:

In a hot frying pan with trace of butter on the surface, pour enough batter to cover the whole pan. Cook on medium heat until the edges turn golden brown. Flip with a large spatula, and cook until the other side turns brown.

Fillings:

  • Savory dish: ham, bacon, mushrooms, fried egg, cheese…
  • Sweet: butter and sugar, jam, chocolate, ice cream…
  • In France, crêpes are served with cider