Hello again. It has been a while since I have written anything here. I returned from France and went straight back into school mode with a bang. Things are very different around here now. I am coming to terms with three children at three different schools and a short window in between to get everything done, including blogging.
I have so many food memories from France that I thought I would return to blogging with a tart. The French do tarts superbly. Crisp pastry, often filled with seasonal fruits and a layer of creme patisserie. Nothing more is necessary.
Towards the end of the holiday I discovered one of the best patisseries ever, offering a beautiful selection of tarts, miniature tartlets, Gateau Basques, Canneles, Macarons and Tartes aux Pruneaux. I wanted to create a tart of my own using seasonal British plums, a favourite fruit of mine. My tart is also gluten free, not because I am myself, but because I am increasingly being asked to bake for people with food intolerances.
This tart combines the custardy creaminess of (gluten free) creme patisserie, nutty and oaty (gluten free) pastry inspired by Amy Chaplin and roasted plums. Apricots would work equally well here.
I have some more gluten free blogger bakes here to inspire you to get experimenting with gluten free baking for yourself:
Gluten free Millionaire’s shortbread – Emily’s Recipes & Reviews
Fudgy Tahini Brownies – Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen
Gluten free coconut rice pudding cakelets – The Crafty Larder
Gluten free black forest gateau – Tin & Thyme
Gluten free coconut & pineapple cake – It’s Not Easy Being Greedy
Chestnut flour cake – Natural Kitchen Adventures
Ultimate gluten free chocolate cake – Supergoldenbakes
Gluten free cupcakes – Family Friends Food
Gluten free crepes – A Mummy Too