Autumn has landed in Zagreb big time! The past week has been grey and foggy and very damp. I used to love this weather. It gave me the best excuse - not that I desperately needed one - to cuddle up with a cup of chamomile and read. I still like it, but right now I could give everything of a few minutes of sunshine so I could get a good enough photograph of this heavenly tart.
I have to admit. When it comes to food photography I am even lower than a novice. I have just started to learn how to take photographs using natural light. But what am I to do if there is not enough of that inside my flat? Well... I picked everything up, opened an umbrella and photographed the tart in the garden with the neighbours and passer-by looking quizzically at me and my steaming tart.
It certainly is a good thing that you cannot go wrong with this tart, because I had to give half of it to the neighbours. The recipe is very easy and even though I changed the apples to pears and the cream and butter to coconut cream and coconut oil it turned out just amazing! The almond cream is a dessert on its own. Don't be surprised to see me posting a dessert recipe based on this superb cream very soon!
I had to blanch my almonds and roast them - overroast them really - and then grind them in my coffee grinder so the whole process took a bit longer than expected. Then, while I was waiting for the cream to set in the fridge for 3 hours, I made another cake with the leftover tahini from last week's hummus. I am a busy bee...yes I am!!
I really loved this tart! It was one of easiest and tastiest I had in months! I will definitely make it again!
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