Sweet Fig and Blueberry Galette

Juicy ripe figs

Inspiration is hard to come up with 2-3 times per week to fill this blog, but it can come when you least expect it. After an amazing trip to Northern California last week where I had a blackberry and peach pie large enough to have it’s own continent, this Sweet Fig and Blueberry Galette popped into my head. Just like that! The pie came from The Model Bakery in St Helena and tasted seriously amazing.

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Flaky Butter Pear Tarts

Rich and flaky tarts filled with a moist pear filling

I put far too much effort into thinking of a title for this post. In the end I just called these what they are, tarts made with truckloads of butter and filled with juicy ripe slices of pear or, flaky butter pear tarts.

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Peaches and Cream Custard Tart

Homemade peach tart with vanilla pastry cream

I’m a sucker for any baked goods filled with pastry cream so  was excited to make this Peaches and Cream Custard Tart. Anything with whole milk, egg yolks and sugar is probably not going to suck and while it might not be the most healthy choice, I’m a firm believer in moderation. My peach tree is almost done for the season so this seemed like another great way to use up the fuzzy fruit.

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Fresh Peach and Cardamom Pie

Juicy wedges of peaches in a flaky crust

One of the first things my wife and I did after moving into our house was to start cultivating the yard to how we wanted it. I planted so many trees and bushes I literally had green fingers, but one item I really wanted was fruit trees. Some dried up and others didn’t really thrive but our peach tree yields so many fresh juicy peaches every year!

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Southern Buttermilk Slab Pie

Buttermilk Slab Pie

I love buttermilk but I’ve raved and ranted on here more than once about the large quantities it’s sold in. There is a bright side though, if I have it in the fridge then I’m forced to make plenty more buttermilk recipes like this amazing Southern Buttermilk Slab Pie.

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