March 06, 2008

Nectarines Tart




We've finished our nectarines and these are the last picks of the crops. While we're enjoying a warm weather today, I should be pulling out weeds and collecting the seeds for next planting time. Garden is a mess when the flowers are having their final periode of blooming, and yes, there's more work awaiting to be done. We're still able to enjoying peaches and passionfruits at the moment, another trip to the orchard each day, another work of stewing and freezing fruits! I have made more fruit cheeses, this time I only made damsons cheese and jam from these dainty purple-skin plums.


Anyway, I am sending this nectarines tart for Weekend Herb Blogging, created by Kalyn and this week is hosted by Anna of Morsels and Musings.

Nectarines Tart

1 quantity sweet short crust pastry, blind baked.

Roast Nectarines


18 nectarines, washed and quartered,
sugar to sprinkle,
3 Tbs water

Arrange the quartered nectarines, cut-side up. Sprinkle with sugar and pour in the water. Roast at 180C for 20-30 minutes or until soft. Set aside.

Custard

300ml fresh cream,
200ml milk,
3-5 Tbs caster sugar (the more the sugar, the sweetest it will be, duh!),
1 vanilla bean, split,
5 egg yolks

Heat the cream, milk and vanilla bean in a saucepan until almost boiling. Beat the yolks and sugar until pale and creamy. Pour in the hot cream mixture, discard the vanilla bean. Return to the saucepan, on low heat. Stir occassionally until the mixture is thicken. Set aside. Once cool, pour the custard in the baked tart case. Top with roast nectarines. Serve with extra cream or ice cream. The remaining nectarines will be good for breakfast with muesli and yogurt or with yogurt alone. YUM!

11 comments:

linda said...

Mmmm, yummy! Delicious and beautiful looking tart!

Deborah said...

What a gorgeous tart! It makes me excited for warmer weather.

Mansi Desai said...

They look heavenly Arfi!

Arfi Binsted said...

Linda, Deborah, and Mansi: thanks so much for putting an effort dropping by and let me know what you think. Cheers for all of you!
ab

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I love those playful pics of the children-- so whimsical and happy. SO is that tart!

katiez said...

White nectarines! I am so jealous. We have small peaches which are just starting to bloom, and lots of plums (which are done) but none of these beauties...
You're starting fall clean-up and I'm starting spring clean-up. Hmmm, gardens are a LOT of work, aren't they...

Chris said...

This is my ind of tart - I love nectarines! And your kids - beautiful!

Kalyn said...

Love the photos of your adorable kids. The tart looks delicious. Nectarines are one of my favorites!

Cakelaw said...

You are lucky to have all of these gorgeous fruit trees! And your tart looks wonderful.

Ine Sena said...

awww mbaak... enaknya tinggal metik. di sinih harganya meneteheeen... hampir 200rebu sekilo. kiriimiiin...

Arfi Binsted said...

Thank you, people!!