Brought up from the garden, the wild, the orchard, the fresh organic market and the best small producers - I want to share delicious dishes from my country, share exquisite culinary experiences and show healthy veggie eating! Let’s having a feast!
Most of the trees in the orchard are very old, planted by my grandgrand father. I think trees are kind of witnesses. Trees testified what happened, their barks reveal stories, symbolize the passing of time. I grew up in our family fields, climbing & planting trees, picking fruits, eating fruits over again I'm too sick! Today each minute I can spend in our orchard is a joy where I can celebrate the abundance of tree fruits. Remember when the plum harvest was finally coming to an end (and ate all the quetsches I had picked!) my mother was cooking this famous pie! Let me share the recipe with you!
Recipe of my quetsch tart
First of all, preheat oven 180° C/ 350 F
- 800gr of tasty quetsch plums
- half a tea spoon of cinnamon
- a pinch of crushed red Cayenne pepper
- 3 spoons of organic honey lime
To make the dough you need
- 100gr of soft butter
- 50gr of powdered almond
- 1 egg
- 190 gr of white organic flour
- 80 gr of icing sugar
Let's start by making the dough:
Mission N°1: mix the flour, the powdered almond and the sugar in a bowl. Add the butter bit by bit, give the mixture a sandy texture by rubbing it between the fingers incorporating the butter in cubes.
Mission N°2: Add the egg and knead with your hands until smooth!
Mission N°3: Roll out the dough with a rolling pin on a floured surface, then roll out the dough and lay it out in a pie pan! Keep on hand!
Mission N°4: Halve the plums and core them!
Mission N°5: Dispose them on the dough in the most creative way!
Mission N°6: Add the cinnamon on the pie and put in the oven at about 180°C for 20-25 minutes.
Mission N°7: When done, add the red pepper and the honey...
And the easiest part: Eat a little warm with a fresh cream from the farm ... And if you can, take a nap underneath the trees then! XXX
Simmering, stirring… will share my recipe here when it’s done & yummy ;)
Recipe of my fall marmelade
For 1kg of plums you need:
- 700gr of sugar
- 10 cl of fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 4 teaspoons of plum eau de vie made by granda
Mission N°1: Pit the plums
Mission N°2: Put the pitted fruits in your copper pot , and add the sugar and lemon juice and start to cook the quetsches over strong heat, stirring all the time, until the liquid looks syrupy and thick. (A good technic: If you want to check it for doneness, put a generous dab on a chilled plate in the freezer and check it in a few minutes, when it’s cold: if it wrinkles when you nudge it, it’s done!)
Mission N°3: Remove from heat, add the plum eau de vie! Add one more spoon if you are crazy about this idea!!!
Mission N°4: Scrape the jam into a clean beautiful jam jar! Don’t forget to draw beautiful tags, it’s the most important mission!!!