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