A somewhat pared-back Friday List this week - but full of goodies nonetheless! And above is a little free-form tart we had the other week with the very last of Autumn's figs. These kind of tarts are my favourite; easy and very very delicious. Basically I just made a batch of the sweet shortcrust pastry in this post, rested it, then rolled it out and filled the middle with quartered figs, crushed amaretti biscuits and a good sprinkling of brown sugar. Then we pinched the edges together into a rough crust and baked the thing for about 20 minutes. You could do this with pretty much any seasonal fruit from pears to rhubarb and even any poached quince that might be still lurking around the back o the fridge...The perfect pud for tomorrow night's dinner maybe? In the meantime, have a great weekend. Oh, and if in Sydney on Sunday (May 25) get along to the Taste Orange Food and Wine Festival at Watsons Bay. Sadly we can't make it this time but our venison will be there and loads of our friends and their amazing food and wine. Sophiex
The Friday ListEat/Make
Bacon, pear and brie panini
This sorrel soup by Manger
Honeycomb sugar cookies by A Beautiful Mess
Plaited milk bread from Poires au Chocolat
Amazing tropical desserts from The Food Dept
These rhubarb, grapefruit and thyme cocktails
This post by Pen and Palate, new to me blog that is wonderfully written and just generally fab.
This blog from Italian-based illustrator Felicita Sala (check out the illustrated recipes she created recently for Anthology mag)
This round-up be Eat Read Love of the recent Kinfolk dinner held in Sydney. So stunning.
Beautiful hand painted ceramics via La Malconttenta's Etsy shop
This sage and citrus candle from my friend Prue's awesome online store Olive and Clover