Hello there! Long time no see, I know I know! It has been quiet the last two weeks, and I am sorry for that, but as it is “life happened” and without really recognizing it, two weeks without a blogpost have gone. On a positive note, in the next two weeks there is going to be some travel content again (which is my fave to write), since I am going on a road trip to Switzerland and Lake Como next week. I am beyond excited, since Lake Como has been on my travel bucket list for such a long time, but I never really had time to go there, or at least I did not make the time to visit. But now by parents are going on a vacation to the south of France. Unfortunately I cannot join, due to work, but at least I can join the little trip to Lake Como and spend for days with them. I just love travelling to much and since the last real trip I did was back in May, I am so excited to discover some new places of the world!
Just a little head´s up, but now to todays post. Yesterday was my grandmas birthday and of course if there is happening a birthday, there is also happening a cake. Due to the major heatwave and the fact that my grandma prefers a simple homemade cake over a massive, rich cake I baked a plum tarte for her. I do not know if you know, but I am a massive fan of “Linzertorte”, which is a traditional Austrian cake, where the dough has hazelnuts in it, so I though why not combining the best of “Linzertorte” with the favourite fruit of my grandma: plums. Definitely a good decision! It´s so crumbly and fruity and just so delicious. As mentioned above, we have a major heatwave in Austria (and in the rest of Europe too!), so that I did not serve the traditional cream with it, but rather a delicious almond vanilla ice cream. Unfortunately I did not make that ice cream myself, but bought it. It was a vegan ice cream, made with almond milk, but I think “normal” vanilla ice cream would taste as delicious!
You will need:
x 200g grounded almonds
x 300g flour
x 200g butter
x 200g sugar
x 1 egg
x 1 tbsp. of baking powder
x 750g plums
- In a bowl mix together half of the almonds, the flour, half of the sugar, the butter, the baking powder and the egg together and knead it fast until you have a crumbly but connected dough. Wrap it in cling film and leave it in the fridge for an hour.
- Preheat your oven to 180C° and prepare a tarte tin, with some butter or parchment paper. Take the stones out of the plums and cut them into quarters. Take the dough out of the fridge and place 2/3 in you prepared tin. Push it with your fingers until the whole tin is covered with dough. Place the plums on top until the whole tin is covered with plums. Mix together the rest of the sugar and the cinnamon and sprinkle on top of the plums.
- For the crumbles take the rest of your dough and mix in the rest of the grounded hazelnuts. Then sprinkle them over the plums and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the crumbs are brown and the plums cooked. Serve with some ice cream or cream!