I wasn't even going to photograph this. I just made it quickly after work one day because... I don't know. I was bored? I just wanted to accomplish something. So I made this with no intention of taking the time to do photos. But then it came out of the oven, looked better than I thought it would so I snapped a few quick shots.
The crust gets really crunchy, the filling is more bittersweet than sweet and the blueberries pop with every bite you take. I think this would work really well with blackberries or raspberries. Something tart and full of flavor. Blueberries are nice, but a bit bland for me. They are more of a subtle flavor that, for me, tends to gets lost when mixed with other things.
*ok so it's technically not a frangipane because it doesn't have ground almonds. I used cocoa powder instead. But close enough... If you feel so inclined to make it a proper frangipane just substitute half of the cocoa powder for ground almonds.* Nothing really new to report on here. Life is the same. Every day. Wake up ridiculously early. Bake for the next 8 hours then come home and accomplish generally nothing. I always have lofty ambitions of all the things I can make, Oh it's still light enough to do photos! I think. But then I come home and sit in front of the tv and doze off. I am just so tired all the time. Its gotten to the point where I'm feeling awkward every time I start a 'photoshoot.' I keep leaving too much time between shoots and I can't get into a groove. Ramble...ramble...ramble. Sorry to complain. I think that I would be annoyed if I read a blog and the person was just complaining but I figure its better to be honest than try to be like 'everything is fabulous' when its not.
Ok. One thing I'm happy about. I have a massive amount of culinary lavender. Like a LOT. It came in my last CSA box and now all I have to do is let it dry, for a few weeks or so right? and then it will be good and ready of baking. I couldn't figure out where I should let it dry, I thought my kitchen my thats a cluster fuck always. So I set up something in my room to hang it from and now my room completely smells like lavender. It's amazing. One of my favorite scents. So fresh. So clean.
Crust is a Gordon Ramsay recipe
all else by me
If you haven't noticed, I've switched over to weigh measurements for my recipes instead of cups. I know this will probably annoy most of my fellow americas, but you really should just buy a kitchen scale and be converted. It's so much easier. No worry about, oh did I pack in the brown sugar enough? did I spoon the flour into the cup properly so it won't become tough? Just WEIGHT IT. All your worries are gone.