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Sweet As Gold


Sweet moment, enjoying the sun comfortably sit down in an armchair, strategically placed next to the window and writing this post…
Sweet moment, chatting until late in the night with a friend not seen for a very long time…
Sweet moment, hearing a good friend is expecting a little boy for the beginning of next year !


As sweet as these moments, this fresh looking dessert is inspired from the French cake called Fraisier -strawberry cream cake.

An exotic version with génoise, syrup, crème chantilly and kiwifruits -in season down here- and that can be made with green kiwis althought kiwi gold are sweeter.


Hope you are having sweet moments too !

Kiwi Gold Cakes Printable Recipe

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Forgive Me or Not…

It’s back to school, or back to work for most of you in the Northern hemisphere.

I’m happy this year, I’m not following the massive French move of vacationers ! Now, everything is upside down.

Anyway, I had homework to do and I just procrastinated, like if I would be on holiday also… So it came back to me, and that’s part of the reason I did not post this week.

I thought these little sweets would be a good way to forgive my lack of post…

These tiny tartlets are easy and quickly made. I did them with the emblematic kiwifruit –Zespri to be more accurate. To balance kiwifruit acidity, I simply made a banana purée.

Useless to say that you can do them with your own favorite or seasonal fruits or do a savory version, for an apéritif.

I was hesitating to post the recipe as I guess everybody have already made tart in his life, but just in case…

Kiwifruit tartlets
For 12 tartlets (6 cm diameter)

Pastry (pâte brisée)
250g flour
120g unsalted butter
2 tbsp caster sugar
60ml water
1tbsp of orange blossom water (to flavor the pastry, but optional)
1 pinch of salt
2 kiwifruits
1 banana
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar and salt // In a sauce pan melt butter over low fire and let it cool for a while // Pour melted butter in flour, add water and orange blossom water // Knead quickly to combine. Do not over knead // Roll the dough in a ball shape, wrap it with plastic film and store it in the fridge for one hour // Preheat the oven to 200°C // Roll the dough out on a dusted flour surface // Cut 12 discs into the pastry to fill tartlet tins // Prick with a fork the bottom of tartlets // Pour an handful baking beans or dry beans in each tartlet // Bake for 18 minutes // Remove baking beans and cook for 10 more minutes at 175°C // Remove from oven and place on a cooling tray // Peel and mash banana to make a soft purée // Peel and slice kiwifruits // Gently spoon banana purée into cooled tartlet shell and top with a slice of kiwifruit
Printable recipe for kiwifruit tartlets

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