Blueberry Tart

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After a few months of not having time to post anything and, to be perfectly honest, not really feeling like making time (I can be honest with you guys right?), I am finally back on the blogging wagon. For me blogging is a hobby and it had started feeling like a chore, but after a couple of months of reflection I’ve altered my perspective, realised I don’t have to squeeze a full post (from cooking to posting) into one day of my weekend and decided to go at my own pace, I’m in a much better place now!

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To celebrate my cheerful return, I indulged my obsession with all things Scandinavian (I was wearing in a killer pair of Swedish Hasbeens as I baked and ate this tart, whilst merrily pinning pictures of midcentury Scandinavian design) and dipped into one of the most appealing cookbooks on my groaning cookbook shelf, Trine Hahnemann’s The Scandinavian Cookbook.  To be fair it’s actually my boyfriend’s cookbook, but in cooking terms he’s all about the savoury and this tart just had to be made by someone in this house!

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A warm, slightly sweetened blueberry is a thing of beauty. Pairing it with crisp, buttery pastry and tangy yoghurt takes it over the top and makes me feel a bit giddy. Given the size of this thing it saw us through a few days, and let me tell you, I looked forward to dessert all day long. (continue reading…)

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Boozy Berries with Vanilla Mascarpone & Coconut Crumble

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Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, and in addition to a fattening goose, food blogs everywhere are stuffed with food based gift ideas and recipes for your Christmas feast. As much as I hate to jump on the bandwagon, I can’t totally ignore the season now can I?

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Now, not everyone likes Christmas pudding, I for one think those people are a highly suspect but, in the spirit of goodwill, I feel it is my duty to offer up an alternative dessert for the yuletide season.

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Every Christmas dinner should end with a treat, something decadent that won’t occupy precious oven space that is reserved for roasting turkey, potatoes and stuffing. (Or in the case of my Christmas this year, roasting duck and root vegetable gratin, I can’t wait!!)

This dessert is just that. Rich creamy mascarpone, (which, incidentally makes a truly excellent accompaniment to Christmas pud) crunchy, buttery, crumbly bits with just a hint of coconut, and best of all booze soaked fruit. I wouldn’t recommend setting light to this one though! (continue reading…)