When Life Gives You Figs – Make a Fig Tart with Orange Flower Custard
What is your go-to dinner party hostess gift?
A bottle of wine of course is an easy option. Flowers are nice, but then the hostess needs to scramble to find a vase and arrange the bouquet, which might not be practical. This is what David shared in his post about hostess gifts.
“Never show up empty handed.” It’s a rule I grew up with and, for many years, that meant I brought a bottle of wine to every dinner party.
As I got older, and was on the receiving end of lots of bottles of wine, other issues presented themselves. Do I serve the wine that was gifted me, even though it doesn’t go with the meal?
…Continue Reading here for David’s original post and gorgeous (mouth-watering photos). The recipe for Fig Tart with Orange Flower Custard adapted from Finecooking Magazine is below. You can use other fruit such as apricots or peaches, but our personal favourite is with figs.
Fig Tart with Orange Flower Custard
This is a delicious tart, easy to make a a perfect way to use up those figs that your guests brought to your dinner party.
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* If you don't have crème fraîche, you can approximate it by putting 1/2 cup heavy cream in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Then add 1 tablespoon of buttermilk, cover, then shake of a few seconds. Set aside at room temperature for 24 hours. You will need to do this a day in advance.