While at the Gather retreat I picked up a new cookbook at Petals and Pop called Sunday Suppers by Karen Mordechai. The book is full of lovely photographs and recipes. One recipe attracted my attention – Fig Tart with Honey. I absolutely love figs so decided to give it a try this week. So I picked up some figs
but before I sliced them up for the tart, I just had to play around a little bit with them. I’ve had these little heart shaped tart tins for years but this is the first time I’ve used them as a prop in a photograph. It won’t be the last!
After this round of play, I did get the tart together.
It was super easy to make. Basically you make the pastry shell and bake it.
After the pastry shell cools, it is filled with a mixture of cream cheese, creme fraiche, lemon zest, and lemon juice. I found the filling a bit tart so added a tiny bit of Agave syrup to the filling as well.
Then you slice the figs and layer them over the filling.
And as a final touch, honey is drizzled on top
Then it’s ready to serve! I had a lot of fun playing in the studio this week and I find that I particularly like working with food in my photography, though it can be a bit of a challenge sometimes, like trying to drizzle honey while taking pictures! Basically I placed the camera on a tripod, set the camera to rapid fire and with my cable release in one hand and the honey wand in the other, I went for it! Kinda proud of myself as I didn’t make too much of a mess while doing it!
Oh, by the way – the tea towel in the pictures is also from Sunday Suppers. Thanks so much for stopping by. I am linking up with Kim’s Friday Finds today. Hope you have an opportunity to stop by there as well.
Have a great weekend!