The wee house sits on 10 acres of land, roughly half is mowed lawns…. yes now you know why I am in love with this machine…
Mr Weiss caught me doing donuts, again, this time I took out one of the bird houses (the tally to date being, 2 fruit trees, 1 birdhouse and part of the picnic table), whoops… anyway the rest of the land is forest and nestled here and there are humungoid patches of blackberries and raspberries, just waiting to be taken advantage of.
This past weekend, armed with containers, we went for our first pickin’s.
one of us was very industrious… and the other, spent a lot of time shoveling…
Since this is just the tip o the iceburg in berry-world and we will most likely get the same amount tomorrow…
I decided to cook some…
Peach & Raspberry Tart
3 peaches sliced
2 c raspberries (the berries we picked were pretty tiny, so you may want to use 1 cup normal sized ones, but just eyeball it)
see puny but delicious…
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp ground almonds
1 sheet puff pastry cut to a 8 x 8 inch square
Heat butter in skillet over low flame, add peaches and sugar, toss and gently cook for roughly 4-5 mins until juices thicken.
Remove from heat and cool. Prepare pastry, take your 1 sheet puff pastry trim 1/2 strip from all four sides, and press back onto pastry bottom to create a raised border around edges, I ended up with about an 8 x 8 inch square. Sprinkle ground almonds evenly onto pastry. Add raspberries to peaches, gently toss and spoon onto base.
Bake 20 – 25 mins until sides are puffed and golden brown. Serve with either sprinkling of powdered sugar of whipped cream.
oh so good
you know you want some.