czwartek, 20 października 2011

Therapy in baking

It's been a tough week with some unexpected news creeping out from the every corner of my otherwise boring existence. You know, just one of those weeks when a fancy outfit is seriously the very last thing on your mind... Baking, however, is a whole different story! The combination of eggs, flour and sugar has never failed to work wonders for my frazzled nerves...

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Cream Cheese Tart with Caramelised Figs:

For the almond crust:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup blanched slivered almond
1/4 tsp salt
9 tblsp unsalted butter
1 large egg yolk
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Sift together the flour,salt and powdered sugar; using a pastry cutter, two knives or fingers, blend the flour mixture and butter together until it all becomes crumbly. Stir in the egg yolk and knead a few times, so that the dough forms a smooth ball. Press it over bottom and up sides of a lightly buttered and floured pie pan in an even layer. Chill the prepared shell for at least 30 minutes.
Once chilled sufficiently, prick shell all over with a fork, line with aluminium foil and fill with some pie weights. Bake in a preheated oven for about 25 minutes, then remove weights and bake additional 15 minutes, or until pastry becomes golden.

For the filling:
2 cups cream cheese
2 whole eggs
1 large egg yolk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Place all the ingredients in bowl of your electric mixer and beat on medium speed until smooth. Pour filling into prepared tart shell and bake until slightly puffed along edges and just set in center. Transfer to a rack and let cool completely.

For the caramelised figs:
4 tbsp water (or even some red wine!)
4 tbsp granulated sugar with a pinch of ground cinnamon
5-6 fresh figs, cut into wedges or slices
Place the water, sugar and sliced figs into a small pan over a medium heat and cook together for about five minutes, or until the figs are caramelised in the syrup. Arrange them on top of your tart and serve immediately!

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P.S. You can use this recipe to prepare one full-size tart or four individual tartlets... Either way, it's super yummy!

50 komentarzy:

  1. OMG!! looks soooo delicious! Makes my mouth watering!

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  2. I hope things start to look up soon...sending positive vibes and wishes your way....

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  3. Yes, baking is great therapy (as Izzy from Grey's Anathomy already pointed out). I hope next week will be better! In any case, these look yummy!

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  4. yummy!!!


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  5. These looks simply divine and the perfect desert for a dinner party - Ill have to add them to my recipie book :) I hope your week (or weekend for that matter) improves and there are some happier days ahead for you.

    Anna xo

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  6. That looks so yummy!

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  7. I love unique recipes like this! Looks so tasty :)

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  9. wowowow, i would to make this! it looks and sounds amazing!!!! wowow

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  10. hmmm delicious!!

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  11. This looks INSANE! Great photos!

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  12. Looks so delish! I have never heard of figs before, I definitely have to give it a try, I love caramelized things!

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  13. mmmm, looks so delicious! :)
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  15. yummy!!!

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  16. Yum, that looks great!

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  17. wow these look so yummy! beautiful photos

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    Britt+Whit

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  18. Gnamm gnamm ! So good **
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  19. never really tried figs...but this looks delicious!!

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  20. They look delicious!
    Cristina

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  21. I totally know what you mean. Whenever I have a rough week or day, all I want to do is put on some comfy clothes and bake. It's an instant mood lifter especially when you end up with that delicious looking dessert. I must try it.

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  22. As always, delicious pictures :)
    Hope things will get better for you!

    classy & fabulous

    xo

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  23. that looks SOOO delicious! saving this recipe for a rainy day, thanks for sharing!

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  24. stop it. you're making me hungry and I JUST ate pizza. I'm thinking of using this recipe for Thanks Giving dessert in November!

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  26. These look amazing ! Definitely going to have to try this recipe ! x

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  27. nice post. :))

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  28. I also find baking de-stresses me, you're good at it though, looks amazing.

    xx
    Liz Lizo
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  29. just made something similar to this today :D
    yummm!!


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  30. looks so tasty <3


    xx

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  31. love this it looks delicious! i absolutely adore figs. will have to try this! :)
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  32. Wow it has been a long time since a recipe and pictures have made my mouth drop! This is so fabulous!! xx

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  33. I've never had this, but if given the chance, I'd try it in a heartbeat. Looks incredible.

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  34. yummy!!

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  35. Oh, please come and give me lessons in baking!!! xx

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  36. this look amazingly delicious!

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