12 July 2011

Stone Fruit Tart



I am always on the search for the perfect little pastry that reminds me of the patisseries in Paris. After wandering around bakeries and cafes in fancy little towns, and still not finding something that would satisfy me, I decided to make my own. I hadn't really found a good recipe before that really made my mouth water. But then after seeing this recipe, from a book on Paris nonetheless, I knew I had to make it. 
It is seriously amazing. The crust has just a hint of almond and the crisp of a sugar cookie but still the texture of a tart crust.  The filling! The fruit! It all just works. 



The almond in the filling, such a great flavor and is offset by the tart fruit. The apricot tart was my favorite one, the sweet crust and the somewhat tangy apricots was a great combination. Try it with lots of types of fruit! I think figs will be my next go, lots and lots of figs.
My short little trip to Monterey was a nice break. I just walked around the water, looked at the shops on Cannery Row then got to wonder Carmel while the boys went spear fishing. They caught things, fishy things and one caught an eel, but I couldn't really bear to look. But they were very proud so I am proud of them for their catches! Made another visit to The Cheese Shop in Carmel, well two visits to be exact. One for a snack and then a final trip for snacks for the road. They just love to give you samples there too, I walked in just asking for their amazing triple cream brie and the worker gave me samples of just about everything else. I asked what the saltiest cheese they had was and he gave a sample of a 1 year aged Pecorino, I can't remember the exact name, but it was amazing. So salty, dry, crumbly, I just wanted the whole wheel.
The photo above is my favorite! Maybe a good addition to the upcoming shop? I finally got a new cord to my laptop, 85 dollars later... :( but now at least I can start working on it again. 4th Macbook cord in 3 years, doesn't that sound strange to anyone? Well the people at the Apple store just said, Well you didn't buy the Apple Care so we can't help you at all, go buy a new one. 

Recipe from here

38 comments:

Bianca said...

So beautiful looking- I want one right now!

athena said...

perfect! now i know what to do with some figs i bought recently.

kyleen said...

Those tarts made my mouth water... They look so delicious!

Jacqueline said...

Just came across your blog -- it's lovely!
Love how you post up your recipes, too. So nice to see a fellow SF bay area person in the blog world. :)

kimberly said...

girl - you are so damn inspiring! this post is divine and I am absolutely going to try this soon! merci!
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Ruth said...

These are sooo lovely! Your photos just make me want to reach in and grab a bite! :-)

Dizzy Lizzie said...

The images make it look so so so lovely

Anonymous said...

Nice work on the tart Julie-roo. The pictures look great and really gets my sweet tooth aching. Hope everything is going well for you.

Sarah (Snippets of Thyme) said...

My eyes went straight to this photo from FG! These pictures are beautiful. So many blogs are tempting me with tart photos but yours take the cake...or take the tart!! Oh gee, that wasn't really funny, was it?

kankana said...

Stone fruit is so much in season these days that I keep eating them all day long. Should definitely try making a tart. YOur pictures are so gorgeous .. glad to find your blog:)

Heidi @ Food Doodles said...

Wow, those are beautiful! And your pictures are so lovely too! I especially love the one that you pointed out as your favorite but I also love the first one. I'm going to go look through some of your previous posts because your photography is beautiful. Your tarts look great! Especially the filling and the almond flavor, yum! :)

The Procrastobaker said...

Oh wowwww, your photography never ceases to stupify me with how beautiful it is! The little tarts look absolutely delightful also, love the almondy twist lots (almond addict here!), gorgeous.

Paola said...

Your tarts look fantastic! Great photos!

Janine said...

Mmmm yum! It's my first time here but I absolutely love how rustic your photos look and how delicious these tarts look! like you I'm always in search of that pastry that reminds me of paris and I must say nothing brings me back like a good croissant!

Lucy said...

Such a pretty post - the tarts are stunning! I love almond flavoured desserts and these sound so delicious :)

Cindy said...

these tarts are so gorgeous! i love hints of almond with fruit, perfection!

i love how if you don't have apple care they just give you that "you made your bed so lie in it..." look. i hope this cord goes the distance for you!

Two fit and fun gals said...

gr8 blog love your photography :)

Hazel said...

I don't know what I like more; the tarts or the photography!

I'm a new reader and I will definitely be back :)

Valeria said...

I love fruit tarts :))
sooo summery and pretty. Lovely photos like always :)

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous photos! Just discovered your blog and can't wait to start trying some of your recipes. Love the printable recipes, too. So lovely.

Melissa said...

Oooo I can't wait for summer to arrive in Australia so I can put all my favourite foods into tarts, pies and cakes! I love baking in winter but summer fruits are definately the best to cook with. Your tarts looks absolutely delicious :-)

monica said...

it's a wonderful recipe, but if you are looking for the best one... so try this of the pastry chef Luca Montersino: then you will never leave it anymore. Trust me. http://www.dolcigusti.com/2011/02/crostata-pasta-frolla-ricetta-di-luca.html There is the English version also. on youtube he explains only in Italian. have a nice evening!

Jennifer (Delicieux) said...

Such gorgeous photos and gorgeous tarts. I'm so glad to have found your blog as it's beautiful.

It makes me wish it was summer here too, but we've got a little way to go before that happens.

sliceofmylyfe said...

My first time here and I am in love with your blog. Such a fantastic look and feel. Your photographs are divine.

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Anas said...

Hi! i've been following your blog for a while now and i love baking even tho i just started this fashion blog :)
I also bleached my eyebrows and loved it and everyone else hated it :P
Im Ana from Portugal and im 20, and always loved photography. so yeah just wanted to say that you are a huge inspiration and that ive also started taking some pics of my foodie adventures :3
(and i think your blog is better than what katie ate cuz its rly a joy to look through all the recipes and pictures in here)
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Odelle said...

Stumbled across your Blog, so pleased that I did!
What a delight...Rich, buttery, almond crisp pastry cases, enveloping such delicious looking fillings.
The 'PERFECT' companions you show & suggest for fillings...A 'Foodies, dessert, delight..
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