In my last "New In" post I had already shortly introduced my new cookbook by Luxembourgish chef Max Kuborn. The book has the slightly strange title "Kache bei all Wieder" (Cooking at any weather) which however denotes that it's full of of seasonal recipes. It reminds me a lot of another cookbook I own, namely Jamie Oliver's "Jamie at Home". A lot of the recipes are traditional Luxembourgish ones but with a modern or international twist. Tarts are really traditional pastries as well and I couldn't count how many tarts my grandmas have been baking during their lives. The original recipe was for an apple/pear tart but my mom had lots of pears that needed to be used up so I replaced the 3 apples from the recipe by another 3 pears. Here is the recipe and my result:1. Knead the flour, butter, egg, cream, salt and sugar and wrap the dough in wrapping film. Leave it in the fridge for about one hour.
2. Peel the pears, remove the cores and cut them in slices.
3. Preheat the oven at 180°C.
4. Press the dough into a greased cake pan and spread the pear slices on the dough.
5. Whisk the 2 eggs, remaining cream and vanilla sugar and pour the mixture over the cake.
6. Bake the cake for 30-35 minutes. Meanwhile roast the flaked almonds in a pan and spread them over the tart 10 minutes before removing it from the oven.
What I really like about this tart is that it's so easy to make. The dough only has simple ingredients everybody should have at home and of course you can replace the pears by other fruit like apples, plums, mirabelles,... What do you think about this recipe and what are your favourite tarts? As I mentioned in my other post the book is in German so it might be interesting for some of you. You can order it here.
P.S.: The cute doggie cake shovel from the last picture is called Filou. If you want to get yourselves a similar friend who helps you enjoy your cakes and tarts you can check out this page and find your nearest store. (I think there are even more retailers so it's worth checking any fun and colourful decoration/present/souvenir shop you come across!).