Saturday, September 24, 2011

Easiest Plum Tart Ever

Needed a pick me up today and had plums sitting around that needed to be used...


2 cups of all purpose flower

1 cup of light brown sugar (regular works as well if you don't have brown on hand)

1.5 sticks of butter - very cold and cut into smaller chunks

2 eggs

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)

fresh plums (dark Italian ones are really good for this tart)

Mix flower and sugar, cut in butter and eggs until pea size crumbles are achieved. Save 1 cup of crumbles for topping and dump remaining crumbles into baking dish (recommend one with removable bottom). Form crumbles into crust. Depending on size half or quarter plums and distribute evenly onto crust. Sprinkle saved crumble over top.

Bake for about 25mins at 400F and leave in cooling oven for another 5 mins (check that crust does not turn to dark - oven temp varies).

Let cool and enjoy!

Friday, September 16, 2011

FO - Green Roundtrip To Singapore Shawl

Finally getting around to posting my finished Green Roundtrip to Singapore shawl based on Traveling Woman pattern which I highly, highly recommend:

And a close up beauty shot ;-)

Going to live with my mom... guess I have to make another one.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Riding Thru Irene - WIP

What can give you better comfort through your first experience with a hurricane than knitting with gorgeous pure cashmere??? Not much I can think off.

So here's a picture of my WIP in Posh Sophia 6ply and based on Moody Kerchief (Rav link) by the fabulous designer Through The Loops:

Goal for this weekend - finish it off as the cool days will be rolling in soon.