Hi everyone! I hope all of you are well and are having a chance to enjoy some summer holidays! I have not been blogging much because I am enjoying my free time by cooking and baking and visiting family. I have been having a ball. Free time is a glorious thing and I have about one month left of holidays before school starts again. I love free time but a routine is a good thing too. There is a curious paradox that you don´t know the value of work until you have free time and you don´t know the value of free time until you have work. I am still in my phase where I am valuing my wonderful free time.
My husband´s last day of work was this last Monday. Yes, he has holidays too! I knew that I had to plan a special meal for him. One of the things I had planned was my recipe that was scheduled in my cooking group Cookthebookfridays . The recipe was David Lebovitz´s Apricot Crumble Tart. I had searched for some good apricots but they tasted sour so I decided to substitute the apricots for some yummy peaches. A perfect summer treat! Well, Monday arrived and you know what? I did not feel like baking at all. Not. At. All. Still, I thought about my husband´s last day and I figured he deserved a treat because he had been working so hard. So, I reluctantly got to work and went through the various steps in order to make the tart.
And it ended up looking so beautiful!
I wondered if my husband would like it as much as other cakes I have made in the past. He is more of a chocolate person when it comes to cakes. His jaw dropped when he saw it and he said that the occasion called for a tea.
And then he tasted it. To my surprise, he told me that it was his new favourite cake and that it was to be renamed, ¨Hubby´s cake¨. I confess we both loved it. The peaches were simply gorgeous and the crumble on top was wonderful. The taste of the crust was so good and it was easy to work with when spreading it on the bottom and sides of the springboard pan. We had a slice for breakfast the next day. it was a bit naughty, but why not?
If any of you are interested in this recipe, you can find it here . It takes some time to make it but it is WELL WORTH the effort! I will be taking this recipe over to Fiesta Friday where other bloggers celebrate the weekend by sharing recipes. This week´s co-hosts for the ven are Su at Su´s Healthy Living and Laura at Feast Wisely Do check it out!
Enjoy your weekend!