ALMOND & PEACH TART {Guest Post: Hannah from Country Kitchen}

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Today I share a guest recipe by Hannah from Country Kitchen. Another budding organic gardener foodie, Hannah is based in Auckland and shares her wholesome seasonal recipes on her blog. I have asked Hannah to step in for me this week as I attended a food photography workshop on Monday with Helene Dujardin. Helene’s informative book Plate to Pixel opened my eyes to food photography, so it was great to meet her in person and learn new tips and ideas to take amazing photos of food. I am inspired.

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COOKING WORKSHOPS = THANK-YOU

Before I leave you with Hannah’s AMAZING Peach Tart I want to say a HUGE thank-you for all your awesome feedback about what you are interested in learning at my cooking workshops [if you missed the link last week you can still fill out the survey HERE]. I am now busy busy planning the workshops and testing the recipes – I will be sharing all new recipes. I had some queries whether the workshops will be hands-on or demonstration. At this stage, largely due to the logistics and location, they will be more of a demonstration-style workshop, however, there will be plenty of tactile experiencing of the ingredients and food. The workshop numbers will be limited to a small group so everyone has the chance to experience the food and have their questions answered. Plus there will be ample samples to taste, and a recipe folder with colour photos to take home! [HERE is the link to the survey]

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Almond & Peach Tart | HOMEGROWN KITCHEN

Almond & Peach Tart | HOMEGROWN KITCHEN

Almond & Peach Tart w/ Orange Blossom Yoghurt.

Earthy, wholesome and delicious. A simple tart summed up in 3 appetizing words. The base is made from ground almonds, orange zest and honey with a nutty almond cake and peaches that have been placed on top to be swallowed by the rising cake mixture. This cake came out moist with a subtle hint of orange to naturally enhance the flavors. I served the cake with a natural yoghurt spiked with orange blossom water and a drizzle of honey.

Ingredients

BASE

1 cup ground almonds

1 1/2 cup oat flour ( this is easily done with a mill or blender )

3 Tbsp honey

2 Tbsp coconut oil

Orange peel off one orange

TART

100g organic butter

1 cup ground almonds

2 Tbsp honey

1/2 cup spelt or brown rice flour

2 eggs

juice of one orange

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cider vinegar

3 halved and peeled peaches

Handful of silvered almonds to scatter on top

YOGHURT

1/2 cup natural yoghurt

1/2 tsp orange blossom water

2 tbsp honey

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C
  2. To make base place all the ingredients in the processor and process until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Press the mixture out evenly against a greased tart tin making sure it comes up the sides.
  3. To make the tart mixture place the ingredients into the processor and again process until smooth, spoon out mixture on top of the tart base, don't be to diligent with flattening it out as it will rise even. In no order place your halved peaches on top of the mixture and scatter with slivered almonds.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the tart springs bake when pressed in the middle.
  5. To make the yoghurt simply whisk the yoghurt, honey and orange blossom water until combined and spoon over hot tart.

Notes

Recipe by Hannah Jack from Country Kitchen

http://www.homegrown-kitchen.co.nz/2014/03/26/almond-peach-tart/

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5 Responses to ALMOND & PEACH TART {Guest Post: Hannah from Country Kitchen}

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  • Nicola I am so jealous about the food photography workshop…lucky you!! Plate to Pixel is my one and only book on the subject and I love it…I have so much more to learn from it before I need to consider buying another. I hope you will share some of what you learnt with us :)

    • Hi Sam, Helene’s book pretty much gives you all that I got from the course. It was great to ask her some questions I had about lenses and see her in action first hand. I have read one other food photography book and Plate to Pixel is by far the most helpful with practical tips and information. And she is big on using natural light and only uses it in her work!

  • Sam says:

    Oh it looks amazing ! I’m jealous of the both the workshop you’re attending, and of the one you’re running! I’d so be attending if I were in New Zealand! xx

    • Thanks Sam, if you haven’t already got Helene’s book Plate to Pixel it is the best one I have come across for food photography. The workshop built on this a little but I had learned most of it from the book. It was just great to ask a few questions about lenses, blog tips, lighting etc.
      And yes I am super excited about the cooking workshops getting some great interest and great to be getting back into it again after like a 5 year break.

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