Friday, November 6, 2009

Lemon Prune Tart - A Sinful Dessert

“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person."- Albert Einstein
I took a lot of inspiration from this quote reading Leo Babauta's blog and this is the reason for my delayed tart. I know you all must be wondering what kind of tart I am making that I disappeared for so many days. But in true terms I made the tart twice to achieve the perfect flavor and color and then after so many clicks the perfect shot, which I liked. I know I have a long way to go after all mastering anything takes time and depends on how often and how much you do it. Still I really envy food bloggers who have such professional food pics with food worth dying for.

The first tart I made using dried prunes, it came out to be a little sweeter. So the next time when I made prune tart again, I added lemon to it which reduced both its sweetness and the golden color. Making the prune tart is very easy. Its just that it takes a longer time to make. But all good things are priceless. When you will have the first bite, you will just feel wonderful. The flavor and aroma is almost sinful, filling your senses.


For the pastry

1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup butter
2 tbsp caster sugar
1 egg
pinch of cardamom powder

For the filling

10-12 dried pitted prunes
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup golden syrup
2 eggs
1 lemon juice


* Put flour, sugar, butter and an egg together in a bowl and mix properly with hands.
* When everything is properly mixed, using a little water form a firm dough.
* Keep the dough in refrigerator for half an hour.
* After half an hour, remove the dough and roll out in the form of a large round flat thin pastry.
* In a preheated oven at 180 degree, bake the pastry for 10 minutes.
* Meanwhile start making the filling. On a low flame, heat butter and golden syrup in a pan.
* Remove the syrup after few minutes. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and add to the syrup along with lemon juice. If you want, you can add cardamom powder to the filling too.
* Remove the pastry from the oven and let it cool.
* Arrange the prunes on the pastry, followed by pouring the filling evenly over them.
* At 160 degrees, bake the tart for around 30 minutes.
* Serve warm with mango sauce.


Nostalgia said...

The quote was inspiring and I can see that you have taken it to heart. Your effort paid off the photo is a classic. Thanks for sharing the recipe prepared with so much care.

Anncoo said...

Looks awesome and nice picture too!

Gulmohar said...

Fabulous..Very tempting click :-)

Priya said...

Omg, such a prefect tart...lovely click!

Sanghi said...

Wow.. tart looks so delicious and perfect! Lovely tempting picture too!;)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

You have certainly taken the quote to heart and done a masterly post! Awesome click and tart....

Nat said...

Thats Exceptional. I am always reluctant where prunes are concerned...all that healthiness associated with it perhaps !?! You've made it look mighty appealing though...

Soma Pradhan said...

This is so amazing...I always beelieve a perosn who can bake can make anything..Saying this i must admit i am not at all good at it..You have done a wonderful job with lemon

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Malar Gandhi said...

THats yummo' very tempting.

Rohini said...

Yummy n tempting!!

Parita said...

Gorgeous color!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

The word lemon really caught my attention! This recipe sounds wonderful and your photo is beautiful.

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

That is really lovely. It grabbed me on foodgawker. I don't think I've had the flavor combination before either. Very cool!

forkbootsandapalette said...

it looks fantastic..

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Absolutely delicious. I'm ready to commit sin:)