It’s been a long time isn’t it? When I look at my last post I realize I haven’t posted on the blog for over a month. I hope all of you have been well and enjoying the change of seasons. At my end, things have been hectic. I had been working (still am) on several creative projects at the same time. Somehow I haven’t been doing any major recipe testing which is probably why I never got around to sharing anything on the blog. They were mostly styling and photography projects that I did for various clients. Then there were those that I have diligently worked on but can’t share.And of course, the random ones where I’ve created something using a old recipe from here and a twist from there, cake batter from one, buttercream from another and such. Funny situation to be in 🙂 I wish I had a few hours every day to do more and go to sleep feeling happy and contented. But these days, that does not happen. With warmer months and daylight savings kicking off for us, I am hoping I’ll have a little extra time in the day to use to my advantage.
I also got my blog redesigned, though unfortunately there is a lot left to update. My husband tells me ‘Isn’t it easier to update one page than replying to 10 different emails quoting the exact same thing?’ Ha, I already know that! The point is that there are things you know but you still do them. Or don’t do them! Can’t do! Unable to do! Won’t do! Okay it’s pretty much the same thing. Meanwhile life goes on. Now before I bore you too much, let me talk food. This is a no-brainer of a tart! Crisp pastry, fresh cream, fresh fruits with the addition of powdered cardamom in the cream. Using cardamom to flavour cream and dairy is something that I’ve been used to since I was a child. The little amount of cardamom gives it a gorgeous flavour and aroma. I made this tart using all the seasonal produce we had during the end of winter for and from a very favourite store of mine. Harris Farm markets are like a weekend hangout for me. Recently I had the opportunity of shooting some of their gorgeous produce and this one was one of them.
Fresh Fruit And Cardamom Cream Tart
7 inch round Pastry, Store bought or Home-made (use this recipe)
2 cups whipping cream, whipped to stiff peaks with 1/4 cup castor sugar and 1 tsp powdered cardamom
Fresh seasonal fruits (watermelon, grapes, kiwi fruit, strawberries, blueberries and passion fruit)
Prepare pastry ahead in time if making at home. Pour cardamom infused whipped cream just before serving. Level with the back of a spoon or a spatula.
Decorate with fruits and edible flowers. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to an hour.