Friday, July 9, 2010

Food Photo Friday - Blueberry Raspberry Tart

We're still very much entrenched in blueberry season over here at the G6 house. I love to cook and bake with seasonal foods because not only are they more economical, but you then have the "taste of summer" on your palate. This week (yes, in the sweltering 100+ degree weather!!!) I baked The Kosher Pallete's Blueberry Raspberry Tart. So who's coming by for dessert tonight? :D

For those of you who prefer healthier fare, I'll try to photograph the roasted chick peas when they come out of the oven later.
Here' the recipe if you want to start without me.

Crunchy Roasted Chick Peas

1 can chickpeas (15 oz)
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 tsp chili powder

Preheat oven to 425. Rinse chickpeas with water. Drain well. Transfer chickpeas to a bowl and add oil and spices, stirring to coat. Spread the chickpeas on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes. Check on them and remove them when they are just crispy but not burnt.

Fresh out of the oven... mmm.....

Good Shabbos to all.


Nomi said...

Yum to both options! Blueberries are my favorite food!
And I too heated the kitchen up last night...rhubarb-raspberry sauce. It's awesome, not too sweet and not too tart. And on Sunday I will be baking with blueberries. I'm thinking muffins.

Shabbat shalom!

FBB said...

the muffin recipe on this blog is very quick and very good.

G6 said...

@FBB -
I think so too :)

Staying Afloat said...

Was going to skip this post as another yummy looking thing I can't eat or make (I'm touch-allergic to blueberries, though I wasn't always so I know how yum they are).

BUT, glad I didn't. Those chickpeas are just the thing for my dairy-allergic son to eat this week.

Gavi said...

How do you check/clean raspberries? What does KAJ hashgacha say?

Here in the sweltering North, the Rabbinate is divided on the issue... and I rarely buy raspberries because I find them too annoying to clean.

G6 said...

Gavi -

This blog does not pasken.
Consult your local halachik authority.

Gavi said...

I think you misunderstood: I already have a psak with regards to raspberries that we follow.

I was just curious what the different regional variations are... but feel free to not answer if you don't feel comfortable doing so.

Gavi said...

I should have mentioned the following before: I did a fair bit of learning about tola'im and fruit-checking in yeshiva...

G6 said...

Gavi -

I don't think this blog is the appropriate forum for this kind of conversation.

There are many different poskim out there with different conclusions. I cannot speak for particular Rabbonim.

efrex said...

Great minds think alike... I'll have to photograph our version when we make it this week (we went blueberry picking over the weekend with friends, and we've got more berries than we know what to do with).

That recipe isn't particularly unhealthful, IIRC: not much sugar in the crust (that was the quick-crust with baking powder, no?), and you can pretty much eliminate the sugar in the filling too.

cuzzin buzzin said...

COP OUT BIG TIME!! since when do we of the "L" family not give opinions???

obviously, G6 uses raspberries! duh

and your tart really came out looking perfect, I can taste the sweetness

btw, I the bluberry muffins with whole wheat flour, and 1/2 oil, 1/2 applesauce. actually pretty good. for low fat healthy!!

G6 said...

cuzzin -

I never said I don't give my opinions... (I think this blog proves rather clearly that I DO).

What I said was that this blog doesn't pasken and that I won't speak for the stance of any particular Rabbonim. If you want to know any of their opinions, feel free to call them.