Call me fickle but I just can’t seem to stick with one cookbook. It’s not that I haven’t been cooking, I just keep being lured by other recipes, other sources which, hence, I don’t write about on “Lydie’s blog”. So... long time, no write.
True, there is the issue of the grandson, who, happily, consumes much of my time and attention. Here he is with one of his favorite toys – a saucepan! Perhaps I’ll write a blog about cooking with kids when he gets a little older.
Today, though, the moon and stars were properly aligned so that the presence of fresh figs in our market and my need to make a dessert occurred simultaneously. I have been wanting to make the fig tart featured in Lydie’s cookbook for some time. As many of her recipes, this is a simple but elegant dessert. The recipe uses her basic tart crust. Then, a blend of almonds, sugar, egg, butter, and rum is spread on the partially-baked crust. Finally, fresh figs are arranged on top. Bake. Voilà! Really quite lovely, don’t you think? My book group gave it two thumbs up for taste as well.