22 September 2012

Crumble tart

Mike and I made a bit of a lifestyle change in mid-August when we started following the 5:2 way of eating. This involves eating perfectly normally most of the week, but drastically cutting back calories on two days to 500 for me and 600 for him. It's been going pretty well and I've set up a separate blog about it, with recipes and so on, as it doesn't really fit into the theme of this one.

Today was a not-a-fasting day (hurrah) and I took advantage of it by making this delicious tart. The recipe is from Nigella Lawson's How to be a Domestic Goddess, where it's called German Plum Tart. In my version I used two slightly spongy apples (which were sitting neglected in the fruit bowl and destined to become compost if I didn't do something creative with them) and two peaches instead of the plums called for in the recipe.

The tart consists of three layers. The bottom one is a sweet yeasted dough which is pressed into the bottom of a roasting dish:

Then comes the layer of fruit with three tablespoons of brown sugar, which makes a sweet syrup with the juice from the peaches:

The final layer is a crumble of flour, sugar and butter (I didn't have the walnuts or pecans that the recipe called for). The syrup sinks into the dough and the crumble on top crisps up beautifully.

A perfect treat after a day of abstinence!


Lisa from Iroquois said...

Looks yummy, and nearly healthy! I've been experimenting with pie crust on the bottom, fruit in the middle and crumble/crisp topping on the top. Works pretty well.

Linda said...

I find this '5:2' method intriguing! This looks delicious! Looking forward to other posts along this line....

Lucy Corrander Now in Halifax! said...

True, it doesn't exactly fit the '2' part of the diet! Indeed, it looks like ten weeks worth of enjoyable calories all in one go. Clearly one needs cream as well as custard on such a pudding.

VP said...

We're doing the 5:2 diet too. Very popular in the UK following a compelling Horizon programme in the summer.