Guest Post #4: Rustic Blueberry Tart

Hi everyone, I am hitting the books and trying to pass the last exams of year 11. Can you believe there will only be one more year of school left then? I am SO stoked :D :D
Anyway, a couple of months back, I asked for your guest posts during this period and I was lucky enough to get a huge response – thank you all so much!
I promise you will not miss me, in fact, you will groan when I come back, becase I have so many wonderful guestposts lined up for you all! I hope you discover some wonderful new bloggers who tantalise your tastebuds like they do mine! Enjoy mes amis!
Should you need to contact me, I am more than at service through my email: gobakeyourself@yahoo.com.au or just leave a message on my facebook page: Go Bake Yourself

Also a significant note, I lost over 60-70 followers through some freak wordpress issue so please, if you were one of them and you have recently visited again, resubscribe – thank you!
Now I leave you to it… :)

P.S This is my (kind of mine :P) 200th post! Wish I was here to celebrate with you all!

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I bet you are all jumping in your seats to find out who is your next featured blogger no? Well, wait no longer because it is the utterly fantastic Carolyn @ Food Is My Happy Place! A simply wonderful chef and restaurant reviewer with a gorgeous personality to match, you would not want to miss out on her blog!

Ladies and gents, I present Carolyn… :) Enjoy!

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Hi everyone :D
I’m Carolyn, an Australian living in Singapore where eating seems to be a national pastime (how cool is that!) – which means I’m pretty much at my happiest. I’m a big fan of Choc Chip Uru’s site because I love baking too. I love the smell that comes from the oven and freshly baked anything is pretty hard to beat.
I also love cooking slow food – I know the world is moving at a rapid pace but I find it wonderfully comforting to spend time with food

So on to the food, some good friends made this dessert, which I am going to guest post today, one night many years ago at a dinner party, and it never fails to amaze me at how something so simple can look so impressive and taste so good. You can also substitute with the fruit of your choice – I’ve used cherries or even thinly sliced pear or apple.

Hope you all enjoy!

Rustic Blueberry Tart

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 75g unsalted butter, melted
  • 90g caster sugar
  • 80g ground almonds(almond meal)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (or vanilla paste)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 sheet puff pastry (thawed at room temperature)
  • Handful of blueberries (I used frozen but you can use fresh)
  • Additional sugar for sprinkling
  • Optional: Good clotted cream or good vanilla ice cream to serve

Method

  1. Mix together the sugar, ground almonds, vanilla and salt
  2. Add the melted butter and mix well to combine
  3. Take the sheet of puff pastry and cut into quarters
  4. Lightly score about 1cm around the edges using the edge of a pointed knife
  5. Spread the almond mixture evenly over the pastry within the scored area
  6. Place the blueberries on the almond mixture
  7. Bake in a hot oven (200C) for 15-20 minutes until the puff pastry and almond mix are golden brown
  8. Serve hot with a dollop of cream or good vanilla ice-cream :)

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I am just saying, recipes like this certainly do not just ‘come around’ easily – this is so delicious and brilliant yet also a simpler style dessert which will not take all day to create but impress just as easily :D

Carolyn, it was a pleasure to have you guest post your stunning tart, I am feeling the gnawing pangs of my dessert tooth seriously hard now – thank you so much :D
I am absolutely sure all of you want to dig in to her recipes now so for more gorgeous dishes and some stunning foodie pics, check out her blog now :)


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101 Comments

  1. Pingback: Rustic blueberry tart « Food is my happy place

  2. ‘I find it wonderfully comforting to spend time with food’ ~ I know what you mean, Carolyn. It’s not just the cooking or the eating. It’s the spending time with food! Lovely, simple recipe. I’m learning to love almond flour.

  3. Catherine says:

    Dear Carolyn, Oh what a beautiful, beautiful tart!! I cannot wait for the weather to cool down and get into full baking mood. This just makes me want to get back into the kitchen ASAP! Blessings~

    Dear Uru, Congratulations on your 200th post & best of luck with your studies and exams. Blessings my dear, your friend, Catherine xoxo

  4. Joanne says:

    Living in Singapore – how exciting :) and lucky for you they have puff pastry available – yum!
    The recipe looks wonderful and you use my all time favorite berry – Mr. Blueberry! Perfect.

  5. Lisa says:

    Beautiful, mouth-watering blueberry tart, Carolyn! You have picked some fantastic guest posters, Uru! Congrats on your ‘sort of’ 200th post ;) I hope your studies are going well, cutie!

  6. viveka says:

    Wow … I manage to get into one of your posts – 3 posts has come up as – page not be found. Wonderful to be back – in here with all the calories – this I can do … ready puff pastry – you are brilliant. So this goes on file.

  7. Hi Carolyn and Uru! I love puff pastry baking (that’s my kind of baking at this point) and this blueberry tart looks so easy even to me! I would love to try this out while blueberries are in season. The first picture makes my mouth water and wish I have at least one piece for my coffee right now!!

  8. Allison says:

    200 posts, wow! That’s seriously impressive. You deserve this little break with some guest posts after all that work. : )

    Also this tart looks great! Such a nice showcase for delicious baked blueberries!

  9. Kimby says:

    Happy 200th Post, Uru! (It’s MORE than “kind of yours” — you’re a wonderful hostess for your guest posters!) This tart is so appealing and that almond filling is calling my name… rustic is GOOD!

  10. Jenbeans says:

    The blueberry tarts look really good! Must smell amazing :)

    Baking in Singapore must be quite a challenge because it’s so hot and humid! (or is that only during the summer?)

  11. navane64 says:

    Simple and love how the pastry was used for this tart. Brilliant idea and would love to try out and one of the best dessert I have discovered so far, you know I also like to bake but something easy and done with a wonderful outcome.

  12. libishski says:

    All the best for your exams!

    Haha I wish I lived in Singapore sometimes. Luckily airfares are relatively cheap so maybe I should go there for a week-long eating sojourn :D

  13. Lisa at fLVE says:

    Mmmm…yummy. I could already taste the blueberries and the brown sugar. Don’t ask! Active imagination here… Lol. I would love to make this one. So simple too. Thank you for sharing!!!

  14. cakewhiz says:

    hope your exams are going well uru! i am enjoying all these guest posts and it’s very nice to meet another foodie/blogger!

    carolyn… your tart looks classic and timeless :D

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