Fig and walnut tart..welcome fall!

Autumn is upon us, and with it the scent of chestnuts, 1.000 recipes with pumpkin, glasses of red wine watching the rain outside the window, buses full of children going to school, the first wool sweaters that will softly embrace us, evenings spent in front of the TV, and of course my 22th Bday :)

I have to admit I love this new season coming..

So I propose to start open the oven and enjoy another ingredient still in between of summer and fall, the fig! This cake for me is amazing because it is very easy to do, not too sweet and sooo good that is perfect for breakfast but also as dessert!

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  • 250 grams of flour
  • 130 grams of butter
  • 80 grams of brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • A bit of almond milk
  • A teaspoon of vanilla powder
  • A teaspoon of baking powder
  • A bottle of jam figs (I used an organic jam with no added sugar because I don’t like sweet jams)
  • Walnuts

 Mix together all the dry ingredients, then add the butter, the egg, the milk. Once you have done the dough live it in the fridge for 30 min. Butter a round baking pan and roll out the dough very thin because it will swell with the baking powder. Spread over the jam, if you want you can also add some slices of fresh fig (I didn’t have them) and then, add on the top some chopped walnuts.

 In the oven at 180 degrees for 45 minutes…ready!!!

 

Summer 2015

Hello people…It is a while we don’t write you….again :) Already back from holidays? I am and I have to say Brussels doesn’t have given me a warm welcome, indeed, here we are already in the fall … gray … rain ..:(

But let’s go back with the mind and re-think about the 30 degrees, the sea and relaxation …  This is a brief glimpse of my summer and yours, how was it?

This for me was a summer of many sunrises and sunsets … A lot, but really a lot of work, but also many “first times”. For the first time I ate tomatoes grown from us, yes, they can also grow in Brussels :) I became aunt for the second time, but this time of a beautiful girl. For the first time I visited a wonderful land as the Cilento region, and  I recommend to all of you to go there. This summer I also realized for the first time how a lot of times my body does not correspond to my head, finding myself in a festival where the average age was decidedly inferior to mine, coming home and finding myself as one of the few people I know who have not yet had children, thinking I can still do anything I want and finding myself to pay the consequences the next day :) Am I having an early midlife crisis?! We also created our “not to miss” event of the week here in Brussels, we learned what it means “venite da me per una cena pugliese” (vero Silvia?), I realised I hate papagaci, more than mosquitoes, I met friends I didn’t see in a while, I learned how to be more patient and relaxed (still working on this last part), and I I laughed a lot (Fortunately this didn’t happened for the first time!).

For those of you who are still around the world..have fun … I’ll wait you here :) And stay tuned because soon we will publish new recipes!

P.S. As you will see from my pictures, this summer I thought more on eating than on photographing…

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