Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Nectarine and Summer Berry Tart


It's Random Recipe time again and after showcasing our cookbook collections, this month Dom from Belleau Kitchen has asked that we start at the very beginning ie select a book at random and open it to a random page.  Luckily I had a little tidy up for last month's challenge so all my books were in 1 place (well 3 if you count bookshelf, table and floor but that's not the point!) Anyway, I counted up my books (which is increasing every month!) and used a random number generator which gave me... 

 Hurrah! I actually picked this for a random recipe challenge previously but have not baked from it since so I was really pleased to have this book. 

I opened the book to a random page and this is what I got.... 

 page 48-49 - the recipe on the cover!!! Yay!! 

This is a lovely and simple recipe. I was slightly worried as I've never made my own pastry before (yes it's true!) but it was surprisingly easy and tasted delicious! I added more fruit that stated in the recipe which is probably why you can see more fruit than sponge dough but I personally prefer it that way. This tart was amazing!! I loved all the fresh fruit and the pastry was delicious. Definitely a keeper! 

Serendipity is one of my favourite words in the English language. I think I am using it correctly here in saying that serendipity has a part to play as I can enter this recipe into multiple blog challenges this month, the most ever for 1 recipe - yay! (If you are a regular reader, you will know how much I LOVE entering blogging challenges)

So as mentioned this is for Random Recipes which is hosted by Dom from Belleau Kitchen. I love this challenge as it encourages me to use my books more and it also challenges me at times, testing my limits (and patience), most notably when I picked the Macaron book but let's not mention the M word again ;) 


This month's Tea Time Treats which is hosted by Kate from What Kate Baked and co-hosted by Karen from Lavender and Lovage has the theme of picnic pies. Kate says that all tarts, pies and flans, sweet or savoury are welcome so I think this lovely tart will be perfect. 


As this is made with seasonal fruits I am also entering it to Simple and in Season hosted by Ren from Fabulicious Food.



Next up is Made with love Mondays hosted by Javelin Warrior. The idea is to cook from scratch with fresh ingredients which is exactly what this recipe is. I made the pastry and dough from scratch and used fresh fruits. 



As berries are summer fruits, it would also fit nicely with Calendar Cakes hosted by Rachel from Dolly Bakes and co-hosted by Laura from Laura Loves Cakes. The theme is British Summertime and this definitely feels like it! 

This month's One Ingredient challenge which is hosted by Nazima from Working London Mummy and co-hosted by Laura from How to Cook Good Food has the theme of peaches and nectarines. 



A new challenge I discovered this month which is perfect for this recipe as it's called Let's cook with fruits event hosted by simply food.  There's plenty of fruit here so I think it will fit in well.


Finally my own AlphaBakes challenge which I co-host with Caroline from Caroline Makes. The letter is T which is perfect for tart. The deadline is 25th August so if you haven't entered this month then hurry up!



 Look at all that delicious fresh fruit! 

 First time making pastry! (sweet shortcrust pastry)

 Fill with sponge dough 

 top with fresh fruits 

 fresh from the oven 

 yum! 

Recipe is from Popina Book of Baking, page 48-49


34 comments:

  1. This looks delicious, Ros, and I love the combination of fresh fruit in a tart like this. And congrats on making your first pastry dough - it's one of my favorite things to make because it's so easy! Love all the challenges you've entered and thanks for sharing with Made with Love Mondays!

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    1. Thanks! I was really please with the pastry and now I can make all sorts of delightful pastry bakes :)

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  2. Wow, that's a lot of challenges for a recipe you chose at random! Looks really nice too :-)

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    1. I know I couldn't believe it either. I did have time to think about other challenges and to look for new ones :)

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  3. Ros love this recipe look.delicious!

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  4. Hahahahaha wow! that really is an amazing amount of challenges you managed to enter with this one, and an amazing looking tart! very impressed you made your own pastry, I bet the nectarines and raspberries paired beautifully. I love the word serendipity too - and how about the movie? I love that too!

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    1. Serendipity is such a lovely word :) I was so chuffed when I could enter it to multiple challenges especially as I was running out of time! Yes the nectarines and raspberries paired beautifully!

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  5. Love the combination of this very summery tart! And, amazing too that this bake can link up so many baking and cooking events. You must be very up-to-date with all your bloggings :D

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    1. Thanks! I love making 1 recipe for multiple challenges as I'm constant running out of time these days!

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  6. OMG, LOOKS SOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD :D

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  7. wait a minute... YOU'VE never made your own pastry!?!?!.. i'm finding that a little hard to take in!... it is ever so easy isn't it?... so if one thing this months random recipes has done it's delivered a lesson in pastry making for you!... what an amazing looking pie.. i love the sponge pudding aspect to it too, bet it tasted wonderful!... thanks so much for entering and isn't it AMAZING that it's fitted into so many challenges, i'm glad to have been of service!! xx

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    1. Ha ha yes pastry virgin :) I forgive you for the macarons now as this month's RR taught me pastry making and allowed me to enter multiple challenges. Bring on next month! :)

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  8. Oooo I've been looking forward to this one ever since you posted a twit pic!!! This is definitely my kind of tart...they're all my favourite fruits and it's so summery! Thanks for entering Calendar Cakes!! I might have to give this recipe a go! :-)

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    1. I had a feeling you'd like this one and not a hint of chocolate in sight :) It's a really good recipe - in fact it's a great book if you want to buy it.

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  9. I think your tart looks delicious. I love all the fruit on top. Great dessert for the summer months.

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    1. Thanks it tasted really good especially with all the fruit!

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  10. Yummy! You are the blog event Queen! Is that 8?! Inspired. Lovely tart :-))

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    1. I was so excited when I discovered I could enter it to multiple challenges - the most ever for 1 recipe! :)

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  11. Looks beautiful, all the fresh fruit in a tart. I am bvery impressed by all your blogging entries :-) x

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  12. Hi Ros, this looks gorgeous! I love fruit tarts and yours has such a vibrant colour. It would make me really happy eating such a beautiful tart.

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    1. Thanks Mich! The tart was delicious!

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  13. You are so clever, I dream of finding a recipe to suit so many challenges. you have achieved it!!
    Hope you will be making pastry again and your fruit tart looks wonderful. I have never used sponge as a tart filling before but love the idea, thanks for sharing it :-) xx

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    1. I was so pleased when I discovered that I could enter this into multiple challenges :) I'm definitely making pastry again - I love this book!

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  14. Summer all baked up in one magnificent tart! Thank you ever so much for entering TTT!

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    1. Thanks for hosting a fab challenge :)

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  15. Delicious tart Ros and the nectarines will go so well with the peaches. And amazing to fit with all these blog challenges x

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