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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Fig tart and green lisianthus



There is a fig tree up the road from my house and every year I can forage a few figs. This year they abound and are small but sweet. The skin is a bit hard though, so they are perfect for baking rather than eating raw.

Fig tart

For the base:

- 200g plain flour
- 100g  butter, soft
- 100g sugar
- 1 egg 
- 1 drop vanilla essence

For the filling
- 12/15 figs (depends on size)
- 3 eggs + 2 egg whites
- 100 g raw sugar
- 100 g yogurt
- 1 drop vanilla essence
- Icing sugar to sprinkle

Prepare the base and spread over the base and borders of a 23cm tart dish lined with baking paper. Cut the figs into two and place over the pastry, cut sides up. Whip the eggs and egg whites with the sugar, add the yogurt and vanilla essence and then pour over the figs. Bake for about 45 minutes at 180°C or unit the centre is not wobbly anymore. Dust with icing sugar and let it cool down completely before cutting.



I am in love with lisianthus, especially the light green variety. It would be great to grow them in the garden, anyone out there that knows how? 




Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©

12 comments:

  1. Adoro i fichi e le torte che li contengono :) Qui è ancora presto per trovarli, ma mi segno la ricetta per farla appena li trovo :)

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    1. Ciao Paola, si mi dispiace sono fuori stagione con l'Italia :-)

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  2. ME ENCANTA LA TARTA!!!!
    ESAS FLORES SON NATURALES??
    SALUDITOS

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  3. Hi Alessandra,

    I just realised you may not have seen my reply regarding Sweet NZ for June, I would love to host it - if you already have someone for June the next available spot would be great, if you can just email me the details I need: amanda@moveloveeat.com

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  4. Ciao Amanda, June is yours :-)!!!

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  5. Your tart looks delicious! I love lissianthus as well, I had them in my wedding flowers last month. I was looking at growing them as you can get the seeds through Kings Seeds, but apparently they are quite hard to grow, especially the greeny coloured ones. I might give it a go though.

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  6. Let me know how you go with the seeds Nicola, and congrats on your wedding!

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  7. Love this tarta Im crazy by figs ALessandra! but still I don´t find!
    (I answer your mail)
    xo

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  8. Wow Alessandra, this is a beautiful fig tart! Can't wait to see more of your recipes. And how wonderful that you have a fig tree up the road. Maybe it's time for me to plant one beside my citrus trees hehe. By the way, another Kiwi blogger left some helpful tips on where to find Korean food in NZ - if you're interested just scroll down to the comments section on my 'Kim Restaurant' post ;) ciao!

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  9. Nice post, i hope everyone will like your post..

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  10. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post, It is awesome.

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