Friday, September 2, 2016
Plum Tart ( Jacques Pepin recipe)
"Mumma how come you don't watch Jack Pepin now?" , my four year old asked me a few months back. I had to smile, my boys used to make fun of me because I used to watch a lot of Jacques Pepin videos on You tube when the I Heart Cooking Club were making Jacques Pepin recipes. They would come and peep in and comment , my little one even sits down to watch.
When my hubby brought home some plums on a recent visit to Kochin , India, I decided to make Jacques Pepin's plum tart. I love plums and I love the way they soften and goes extra sweet when baked and since it was during Ramadhan ( Muslim fasting month) , it was the perfect little treat to finish the meal. Not too heavy and also easy to make. I didn't have any dried apricots, so made them without it and I forgot to add the oil into the pastry , but it still turned out good.
Recipe: Plum Tart, recipe from Jacques Pepin's Tartelettes Aux Fruit Panaches. ( watch Video here)
2/3 cups flour
3 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp sugar
pinch of salt
1-2 tbsp ice cold water
4 plums, sliced thinly
an extra tsp of butter
2 tbsp sugar
Preheat oven to about 200 degree celcius .
I didn't use my food processor, yes I do have one but I just didnt want to do the extra washing up. So into a large mixing bowl added the flour, sugar and salt and then grated the butter in ( butter should be cold) quickly mix it into the flour. Then add water a table spoon at a time till just starts to come together, the bits should stick . Pile this onto a piece of cling film and ball it up, don't knead too much.
I decided to let it rest for 10 minutes in the fridge.
After 10 minutes, I made it into two balls and rolled it up between two sheets of baking paper, trying to make it as round as possible. Can make one large tart instead if you like.
Now, arrange the plums neatly on top, sprinkle sugar , if making two tarts 1 tbsp to each tart would do. Then dot with butter, just add little blobs.
Pop in oven and bake for about 30 minutes, remove let it rest for a few minutes, then slice and serve.
Linkin this over to IHCC's Pot luck for this month. Click here to check out what others have cooked up :).