Embrace rustic simplicity, along with a little everyday kitchen beauty, Italian style. Easy, summer fresh Fig & Lemon Tart, it’s what’s on the menu in the Bijouxs kitchen, another little jewel from the collection.
Honestly, who can resist fresh, lush summer figs? In California, baskets and baskets of the delicate orbs grace the markets. One basket-a splurge-just enough for a simple rustic tart. Vibrant green figs, with their light amber nearly seedless flesh, pair well with a hint of sunny lemon.
Bijouxs point of view is that there is everyday beauty all around us, right here in our kitchens. My goal is to capture honestly and precisely what emerges from my kitchen as I look through the lens. Slowing down and taking time to look is important, but food does not always wait, thus for me cooking and capturing the everyday beauty intertwine in decisive moments. This recipe prompted me to capture both the product (figs) and the process (tart still on the parchment paper).
Summer has provided relaxed time to connect with friends and in unison they all requested ‘simple recipes!’-along with some prods about when will I finally publish my first eCookbook. (Yes, coming soon!)
In Italian, torta di fichi e limoni (Fig & Lemon Tart). Torta means tart, which is a term used to describe small, baked goods, savory or sweet, many times comprised of a pastry shell with eggs and flour filled with sweet or savory ingredients. For me, this torta captures the essence of simple, rustic cooking.
Fig & Lemon Tart combines fresh figs with a simple one-bowl batter, creating a buttery, yeasted sweet bread brimming with fresh figs and hints of fresh lemon. The tart is a lovely summer snack, not too sweet, also a welcome addition at the brunch or breakfast table. As is the case with most baked goods, this tart is best served fresh from the oven.
Simplicity and rustic everyday kitchen beauty, a little Bijouxs gem for your kitchen.
As always, enjoy. B