Monday, 25 March 2013

A new discovery

So it's been a while since my last post- a pretty awful long time. Moving to a new city and studying again can do that to you. My new city you ask? Is Auckland... a city which I am really excited about. There is so much on offer here. Including the French Farmers Market at La Cigale, Parnell. On Sunday I picked up some figs! Something you'd rarely see in the colder Christchurch climate. With contemplation about what I'd make..

A fig and almond tart it was, courtesy of Donna Hay.
I left them on the counter for a day... bad move! Make sure to store them in the fridge.

Makes 2

1 block store-bought puff pastry, thawed and halved
75g butter, melted
1/3 cup caster sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup plain flour, sifted
7 figs, quartered
1/3 cup caster sugar, extra

Preheat oven to 200C.
Roll out pastry halves into long rectangles. Place on baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper or silicone parchment.

Using a small, sharp knife score a 1cm border around each sheet.
Place the butter, sugar, eggs, ground almonds and flour in a bowl and mix well to combine.
Spread half the mixture over each pastry sheet.
Place the figs and extra sugar in a bowl and toss gently to coat.
Top the pastry with the figs and bake for 20-25 minutes or until puffed and golden.