Gettin’ Figgy With It

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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

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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!

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After this round of play, I did get the tart together.

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It was super easy to make. Basically you make the pastry shell and bake it.

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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.

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Then you slice the figs and layer them over the filling.

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And as a final touch, honey is drizzled on top

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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!

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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┬átoday. Hope you have an opportunity to stop by there as well.

Have a great weekend!

xo

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14 Responses to Gettin’ Figgy With It

  1. What an awesome and beautiful desert, you know I love figs and I also love photographing them. I envy you in having a tree in your yard, hey I so envy your yard period. All images are just wonderful but oh my, love the animated drizzle. So good Carol have a wonderful day.

  2. rebecca says:

    Breathtaking images. I never knew sliced figs were so pretty!

  3. Jana says:

    So pretty, so yummy – wish I was there to share a bite! – JBV

  4. Rese says:

    that does look delicious! I may have to try a tart out this weekend!

  5. Dotti says:

    You did a fabulous job with the photos and I love the one of the honey drizzling! This looks delicious and that ‘hart’ shaped tart pan is a sensational photo prop. I do hope we see more of it. Merry Christmas to you and Brian!

  6. Susan W says:

    I loved following along with you as you made the tart. The photos are lovely, thanks for sharing.

  7. Sarah C says:

    Wow the tart looks delicious and your photographs too! I am loving the dark background and way to go on the honey drizzle!

  8. Caz says:

    Love your photos, they’re mouth watering and should be in a cookbook !

  9. Such sumptuous photos. I loved the idea of a fig pie – just as an abstract concept, but when I feasted my eyes on your glorious pictures … well, I’m just going to have to make one of these mamas for myself. All the best, Bonny

  10. Julia says:

    Loved seeing these figs! We only get them in supermarkets – quite expensive

  11. Lorraine says:

    I just LOVE this post! Thanks for the tip on the stop motion clip. Really fun! So you need to let us know how the tart is!

  12. Cheryl says:

    Such a lovely holiday post…I love figs and this is such a great display…love the tea towel…I have ordered Sunday Suppers…can’t wait until it gets here…
    Merry Christmas Carol.

  13. Roxi says:

    Oh gosh! I would have had honey all over that tea towel. Such awesome photos!

  14. Beverly says:

    Oh my goodness! I loved that fig tart when I saw it in Kim’s photo of the cookbook! And yours is just perfect, and so beautiful! And you have really excelled at the rapid fire and “movie” piece showing the honey drizzle! Your work should be in a cookbook Carol!!

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