Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Pear Lavender Tartlet Recipe!

Pear Lavender Tartlet

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Take a trip to Provence, the land of heavenly lavender!

The delightful pears are always in abundance and with a hint of heavenly organic culinary lavender flowers they make a delightful tartlet! 

Tartlet Pastry Dough Ingredients (6 tartlets, Pic. 1, tartlet pan size 5x5'):  
1 1/2 cup spelt pastry flour (or 1 cup spelt pastry flour & 1/2 cup almond flour)
1/2 Tsp. dried organic culinary lavender flower
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tsp. Meyer lemon zest
1 stick of cold sweet butter cut into 1/2-inch pieces (vegan or dairy butter)
1/4 cup cold water 

Tartlet Pastry Dough Instructions:  
1. Place spelt pastry flour, Meyer lemon zest, lavender flowers and sugar in a food processor and pulse 5 times.
2. Add in the cold sweet butter and pulse a few more times until it forms a coarse texture. 
3. Gradually, add in the cold water and pulse until the mixture is lightly moistened. 
4. Transfer the dough on a lightly floured board, flatten and then roll out until the dough is about 1/4 inch  thick. 
5. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes, 
6. Take out of the dough from fridge, place the tartlet pan on the dough and with sharp knife cut around  it. 
7. Place the dough in the tartlet pan, press down with your finger until the dough forms the shape of the    tartlet pan, pic. 2.  

Tartlet Filling Ingredients:
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 Tsp. dried organic lavender flowers 
Three large firm pears , sliced into 1/4-inch wedges. You can also use a mandoline slicer to slice the pears. 

Tartlet Making Instructions:
1.   Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
2.  Arrange the sliced pears on the dough, lightly sprinkle with sugar and a few lavender flowers pic. 3
3.  Bake the tartlets until the crust is golden for about 30-35 minutes, pics. 4
8.  Remove tartlets from the oven and place them on a cooling rack for 30 minutes before serving. 

Enjoy this wonderful tartlet by itself, with a shot of espresso, a glass of red wine or a scoop of vanilla gelato. 

Happy Baking! 

Chef Ellie Lavender
Vegan Mediterranean Personal Chef
Culinary & Wine Pairing Instructor

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